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Minutes of 68th, annual session 
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Proceedings. 

1. Singing and prayer by Elder M. F. Stubbs, after which Elder R. 
W. Snider preached the introductory sermon, from Rev. 12th chapter 
and 1st verse: "And there appeared a great wonder in heaven,'' &c. 

2. Recess three-quarters of an hour, after which the delegates from 
the several churches met in the house of worship; praise and prayer by 
Elder Wm. A. Ross; letters from the several churches called for, read 
and their state minuted; reading Rules of Decorum was omitted; called 
for corresponding messengers and there appeared, 

From Country Line — Elders J. A. Burch, J. M. Harris and W. C. 
Jones, messengers, and S. Hays, J. S. Ward, H. W. Johnson and W. H. 
Johnson, brethren as visitors. 

From Mayo — Brethren L. P. Matthews, D. R. Stafford. 

From Bear Creek — Elder Jesse Brown, brother A. F. Honeycutt. 

From Little River — No messengers. 

From White Oak — None. 

From Black Creek — None. 

From Fisher's River — None. 

From Kehukee — Elder W. A. Ross. 

From Contentnea — None. 

Elder M. F. Stubbs, from Lower Canoochee, was invited to a seat with us. 

Sunday preaching — The brethren appointed to preach met at the 
stand. Elder W. A. Ross introduced the services of the day and prea- 
ched from the 17th chapter, 2d and 3d verses of the gospel by John, "As 
thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life 
to as many as thou hast given him." 

Elder M. F. Stubbs followed from 16th chapter and 13th verse of 
the gospel of Matthew. When Jesus came into the coast of Csarea, 
Phillippi, he asked his disciples, saying, "Whom do men say that I, the 
Son of man, am." Recess one hour. Elder James A. Burch then prea- 
ched from the 12th chapter and 38th verse of the gospel by Matthew, 
"Then certain of the Scribes and of the Pharisees answered saying, Mas- 
ter," &c. Services closed by prayer. The preaching seemed to be one 
piece, we believe to the building up of the poor saints, and confirming 
the wavering; and hope that it was to the convincing of some of those 
who are in error, as to the doctrine of the Baptists. Also received a file 
of Minutes from Country Line, Mayo, Little River, Bear Creek, White 
Oak, Fisher's River, Kehukee, Contentnea, Eno, Mill Branch and 
Mountain District. 

3d. The Association chose Elder R. W. Snider Moderator. 

4th. Invited ministering brethren to seats. Elder M. F. Stubbs from 
Canooche, Ga., took a seat. 



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oth. Appointed Elders P. W. Williard, I, P. Bean, brother J. H. 
Boroughs with the moderator and clerk a committee of arrangements 
to report Monday morning. 

6th. Appointed brethren Wm. F. Norwood and S. C. Lanier a Com- 
mittee of Finance. 

7th. Called for Circular letter and refered to committee of arrange- 
ments. 

8th. Elected by ballot Elders Wm. A. Ross, M. F. Stubbs, and Jas. 
A. Burch to preach to-morrow. Worship to commence at ten o'clock a. 
rn. Elders Jesse Brown, I P. Bean and W. C. Jones to preach Monday 
worship to commence at 9 o'clock a. m. 

9th. Adjourned until Monday morning 9 o'clock. 

Saturday Evening. 

Preaching at the stand by Elder J. M. Hams from Titus 2d chapter 
and 11th verse: ''For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath ap- 
peared unto all men." Elder M. F. Stubbs closed by exhortation. 

Monday *A ug. 28th 1893. 

10th. The Association met according to adjournment. Praise and 
prayer by Elder R. W. Snider. 

11th. Called Messengers' names, noted absentees. Also called Corres- 
ponding messengers' names. 

12th. The Committee of arrangements made their report ; report re- 
ceived and Committee discharged. 

loth. Called on corresponding Messengers to report. Some attended, 
those who failed were excused. 

14th. The following brethren were appointed as corresponding mes- 
sengers to sister Associations, viz : — To Couutry Line, brethren Wm. F. 
Norwood, Wm. M. Cox. Again, To Mayo Wm. H. Lawrence, Elder 
P. W. Williard, and A. M. Williams; To Bear Creek, Elder R. W. Sni- 
der, I. P. Bean and brother M. C. Morgan. To Little River, brethren 
T. C. Beal and A. Gains. To White Oak, Minutes. To Fisher's Riv- 
er, Elder P. W. Williard, brother F. A. Craven. To Kehukee, Elder 
R. W, Snider and A. P. Lead). To Contentnea, Minutes. To Eno, 
Minutes. 

15th. Called for circular letter, read and ordered to be printed with 
these minutes. 

16th. Appointed brother W. H. Lawrence to write a circular letter 
for our next minutes. 

17th. Called on Committee of Finance to report, 

Sent up from the churches $J2 68 

Paid to the clerk 2 35 

Total $15 03 

Paid for printing minutes $11 00 

Due clerk from last year 1 78 

Due clerk for services 7 00 

19 78 
Balance due clerk $ 4 75 



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18th. Agreed that our next Association be held with the church at 
Pine M. H. Davidson Co., N. C, eight miles west of Lin wood, Eleven 
miles North of Salisbury, to commence on Saturday before 4th Lord's 
day in August 1894, and that Elder P. W. Williard preach the intro- 
ductory sermon, Elder P. W. Snider his alternate. Worship to com- 
mence at 11 o'clock. 

19th. The clerk was appointed to superintend the printing of these 
minutes and that we bave 600 copies printed. 

20th. The clerk was allowed $7.00 for his services. 

21st: Called on Presbyteries to report. Elder P. W. Snider reports 
that he and Elder Jesse Brown met the church at Big Creek M. H. and 
proceeded to ordain brother I. P. Bean to the work of the ministry. 

22d. The Association returns thanks to the brethren, sisters and 
friends for their hospitality during this meeting. 

23d. Adjourned to time and place above mentioned. Praise by the 
Moderator. 

R. W. Snider. Mod. 
A, P. Leach, Cl'k. 

The rain falling so much and wind so strong prevented any preaching 
Monday. 



CIRCULAR LETTER, 

Beloved Brethren and Sisters in the Lord: — The Association at our last session 
appointed me to wri:e a circular letter for our next minutes, which I will try to perform. 
Knowing my weakness and inability, I cannot write anything that will be acceptable un- 
less the Lord be with me. I will call your attention to Paul's letter to the church at Col- 
losse, 2d chap. 6 verse. "As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye 
in him." Beloved brethren and sisters, how did you feel when you first received him ? 
You received him as a little child, for except ye be converted and become as a little child 
ye can in no-wise enter into the kingdom of heaven, you did not receive him in anger 
there was no root of bitterness in your heart, you felt humble as a little child, you esteem- 
ed others better than yourselves, you feared to do anything that would hurt the cause, you 
were killed to the love of the world or the things of the world. There was a complete 
change. The things you once loved you now hated, but soon you were made to doubt 
the reality of it all. You could not tell why it was, so then you could witness what 
the Savior told Nicodemus, the wind bloweth where it listeth, thou hearest the sound 
thereof but cans't not tell from whence it cometh, nor whither it goeth: so is every one 
that is born of the Spirit. Brethren, I have been made to feel solemn at our church 
meetings to see so few of the members that fill their seats. We are commanded not to 
forsake the assembling of ourselves together as the manner of some is, but exhorting one 
another and so much the more as we see the day approaching. Why is it that there is so 
much coldness in the churches. It is on account of our disobedience. Jesus Christ is the 
same yesterday, to day and forever, God has promised to bless his children in obedience 
and not in disobedience. Israel of old destroyed herself by disobedience, by not keeping 
the statutes given her. Hosea 13 chapt. 9 verse, O Israel thou hast destroyed thyself, but 
in me is thy help, we believe that National Israel was a type of Spiritual Israel. National 
Israel was blessed with the blessings pertaining to this life in obedience, so spiritual Israel 
is blessed spiritually in walking in the ordiances and precepts, of her Lord and master. I 
am the true vine and my Father is the husbandman. Read the 15th chapter of John, and 
there you will find the cause of our coldness. "Ye are the salt of the earth: if the salt have 
lost its savor where with shall it be salted. Baptists should be careful how they walk, 
for when they get out of the way they dishonor the cause they profess to adore. May the 
Lord be with his people and teach them both to will and to do is my prayer. 

N. R. HARRISON. 



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BEAR CREEK PRIMITIVE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



Proceedings of the Spring Session, 1892. 



Introductory sermon was delivered by Elder J. F. 
Mills, from Zechariah, 9th chapter and 9th verse. After 
intermission the association convened in the house; open- 
ed with praise and prayer by Elder P. D. Gold. 

1. Called for the letters from the several churches in 
the association, read them and states minuted. 

2. On motion, appointed Elder J. F. Mills, Moderator, 
and A. G. Morton, Clerk. 

3 Invited visiting brethren to seats. Elder P. D. 
Gold appeared and took his seat. 

-4. Invited brethren from sister associations to seats. 

5. Appointed as a committee of arrangements, El- 
der P D. Gold and Wilson Chaney with Moderator and 
Clerk. 

6. Appointed Elders P. D Gold and J. F. Mills to oc- 
cupy the stand on tomorrow; service to commence at 10 
o'clock, A. M. 

7. On motion, adjourned to 9 o'clock Monday morning. 
I \ 8. Dismissed by the Moderator. 



Sunday, May 1st, 1892. 
Services opened by Elder J. F. Mills, from Acts, 3rd 
chapter and loth verse. Elder P. D. Gold closed services 
of the day by the use of Eph., 2nd chap., 8th, 9th and 10th 
verses. The brethren seemed to be blessed with great lib- 
erty, and we hope much good was done. 



Monday Morning, May 2nd. 

9. Met according to adjournment. Praise and 
prayer by Elder P. D. Gold. 

10. Called on committee of arrangements to report. 
Report received and committee discharged. 

11. Called names of messengers and noted absentees 
thus X and read rule's of decorum. 

12. Called on Presbyteries to report. No report. 

13. On motion, we extend thanks to this church and 
people of this vicinity for their kindness and hospitality 
during this present meeting. 

14 On motion, we return thanks to the C. C. R. R. 
for the benefit of reduced rates to this meeting. 



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15. Appointed Bro. J L. McDaniel to visit the Silver 
Creek association. 

16. Dismissed by Elder J. F. Mills, Moderator. 

A. G Morton, Clerk. 



On Saturday, while association was in session, Elder 
P. D. Gold occupied the stand and preached from 2nd Cor., 
6th chapter and 2nd verse. He also preached Monday 
morning from Songs of Solomon, 8th chap., 11th, 12th, 
13th and 14th verses. 

Elder J. F. Mills used on Monday for his text, Luke 
2nd chap., 11th verse. 

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Proceedings of the Fall Session. 



Saturday, Oct. 1st, 1892. 

1. Introductory sermon delivered by Elder 1ST. M. 
Clark, from 119th Psalm and 104th verse: "Through thy 
precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false 
way." 

2. Called for the letters from the several churches 
and read them. 

3. On motion, appointed Elder S. C. Little, Modera- 
tor, and J. W. Jones, Clerk. 

4. Called for correspondence from sister associations. 
Elder R. W Snider and I. P. Beam of Abbotts Creek, took 
seats. Brother Snider reports they are now in peace. 

5. On motion, we invite visiting brethren of sister 
associations to seats. 

6. On motion, we appoint a committee of arrange- 
ments, viz: Elders N. M. Clark, Jesse Brown and Brother 
S L. Mullis, with the Moderator and Clerk. 

7. On motion, appoint Brethren C. P Griffiin and W. 
H. Poplin a committee on finance. 

8. Elected by ballot the following Elders to preach 
on tomorrow: S. C. Little, G. L. Chaney, Jesse Brown 
and I. P. Beam; services to commence at 10 o'clock, A. M. 

9. Adjourn until half past 9 o'clock Monday morn- 
ing. While the association was in the house Licentiate I. 
P. Beam was called to the stand and preached from He- 
brews, 7th chapter and 19th verse. Words of the text, 
"For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of 
a better hope did, by the which we draw nigh unto God." 



Sunday, Oct. 2nd. 
Services opened by Elder G. L. Chaney. His text was 
2nd Timothy, 1st chapter, 9th and 10th verses. "Who hath 
saved us and called us with a holy calling, &c. Elder S. 
C. Little followed and preached from Revelations, 22nd 
chapter, 14th verse. "Blessed are they that do his com- 
mandments that they may have right to the tree of life 
and may enter in through the gates into the city." In- 
termission for one hour, after which Elder Jesse Brown 
preached from Jeremiah, 23rd chapter, 28th, 29th and 30th 
verses, "The prophet that hath a dream let him tell a 
dream and he that hath my word let him speak my word 
faithfully, ' &c. I. P. Beam closed services. His text 
was Joshua, 24th chapter and 15th verse, "And if it seem 
evil unto you to serve the Lord choose you this day whom 



ye will serve," &c. The word was preached in faithful- 
ness, and we believe God was glorified and the saints 
built up and edified. 



Monday Morning. Oct. 3rd. 
Services opened by praise nd prayer by Elder N. M. 
Clark. 

10. The committee of arrangements make their re- 
port. Report received and committee discharged. 

11. Called names of messengers and noved absentees 
thus X. 

12. Called on corresponding messengers to sister asso- 
ciations to report. The brethren appointed failed to at- 
tend and at their request were excused. 

13. Called on Presbyters to report. Bro. J. F Mills 
reported that himself and Elder P. D. Gold formed a Pres 
bytery at Philadelphia church and ordained Brethren 
Beam and Gardner deacons of that church. Bro. J. M. 
Austin also reported that Elders G. L Chaney, A. Gard- 
ner and J. C. Williams formed a Presbytery at Watson 
church and ordained Bro. J. F. Mills to the work of the 
ministry. 

14. Appointed corresponding messengers to sister as- 
sociations as follows: To Abbott's Creek, Elder Jesse 
Brown and Brother T. P. Ledbetter; to Mill Branch, Elder 
S. C. Little; to Silver Creek, Brethren J. S. Norris, B. F. 
and W. E. Williams; to Mountain District, Brethren J. S. 
Norris, B F. and W. E. Williams; to Center, Elder Jesse 
Brown; to Cool Springs, Elder J. F. Mills and Brethren J. 
W. Jones and J. W. Huntley. 

15. Moved and carried that we have our Articles of 
Faith and Pules of Decorum published in these minutes. 

16. Treasurer reports $5.27 from last year. 

17. Committee of Finance reports: Sent up by the 
churches, $20.50; total $25.77. 

18. At the request of the Philadelphia church, she 
was granted a letter of dismissal to join some other asso- 
ciation. 

19. On motion, appointed the clerk to superintend 
printing 500 copies of these minutes, and distribute as 
heretofore; and that he have $8.00 for his services. 

20. On motion, appointed a committee to visit Moun- 
tain Creek church, looking to their disciplinary standing, 
and report to our nest association. A committee of twelve 
was appointed as follows: Elders S C. Little, Jesse Brown, 
G. L. Chaney, K M. Clark, J. C. Williams, J. F. Mills, 



and Brethren W. H. Poplin, A. Whitley, Green Alman, J. 
M. Austin, Thomas Tyson and J W. Jones; and that they 
visit said church on Saturday before the oth Sunday in 
October, 1892. 

21. On motion, we request the clerk to have the times 
and sitting's of this association published in Zion's Land- 
mark 

22. On motion, we withdraw the 12th article in our 
May minutes of 1891. 

23. Called for the circular letter; read and approved. 

24. On motion, Elder J. F.Mills was appointed to 
write our next circular letter. 

25. On motion, we amend the 4th article of our faith 
so as to read thus: "We believe the doctrine of election; 
that God choose his church in Christ Jesus before the 
world began." 

26. Appoint the next spring session of this associa- 
tion to convene with the Watson church, Union county, 
North Carolina, 10 miles northeast of Monroe; that Elders 
Jesse Brown preach the introductory sermon, Elder S. C. 
Little, alternate; and that the fall session convene with the 
Meadow Creek church, Stanly county, N. C, two miles 
north of Locust Level and eight miles west of Big Lick; 
and that Elder J. F. Mills preach the introductory sermon, 
Elder G. L. Chaney, alternate. 

27. Does this association believe that a brother Bap- 
tist is violating the laws of discipline in the legal manu- 
facture of spiritous liquors? Answer, no. 

28. On motion, we return thanks to this church and 
people of this vicinity for their kindness and hospitality 
during this association. 

29. Anjourned to time and place above mentioned in 
these minutes. 

Elder S. C. Little, Moderator, 
J. W. Jones, Clerk. 



Monday, while the association was in session, Elder 
R. W. Snider and G. L. Chaney were called to the stand. 
Elder Snider' s text not known. Elder Chaney preached 
from Hebrews, 2nd chapter, 2nd and 3rd verses, "For if 
the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every trans- 
gression and disobedience received a just recompense of 
reward, how shall we escape if we neglect so great salva- 
tion?" &c. J. W. Jones, Clerk. 



CIZRCTTXj.^IR, letteb. 

It becomes our duty to address you by way of a circu- 
lar letter, and not being confined to any particular sub- 
ject, but left to follow the leadings of our mind, so we 
proceed to stir up your pure minds to a duty which 
we think is of great importance to ourselves and to others, 
and to the incouragement of the several uhurches of this 
association; that of giving due attention to the brethren of 
low degree. Strengthen ye the weak arms and confirm the 
feeble knees It seems that Apostle James in writing to 
the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, which em- 
braced the whole church of God, which seems to be the 
drawing of our mind today and for many days past am. 1 
gone. 

To visit the churches composing the Bear Creek Asso- 
ciation, also visit the little ones who dwell beyond the 
limits of our associational bounds, inconsequence of afflic- 
tion sometimes of body but mostly in spirit For it is our 
spiritual things we speak mostly. We feel the members 
of the Bear Creek Association are our people. For Jesus 
says, "For whosoever will do the will of my father which 
is in Heaven the same is my brother, sister and mother." 

While we rejoice over these wonderful words of Jesus, 
we should remember our brother and sister of low degree. 
For the Lord Jesus has remembered them by the words of 
the Apostle James and should be the topic of our minds to- 
day, not only to the friends of the brethren but to show 
ourselves as such by our brotherly kindness towards them, 
which is a work that should be present with us, for we find 
our hearts warmed up with that heavenly fire of love 
towards our poor and afflicted brethren, and when we find 
the same fire burning in our hearts it is good evidence that 
we are the sons of God, for he says by the apostle, '"Heark- 
en my beloved brethren, f' v r hath not God chosen the poor 
of this world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which 
he hath promised to them that lovn him." 

This seems to be the mind of Christ, for he says to his 
disciples when he called a little child unto him and 
set him in the midst of them, "Verily I say unto you, 
except you be converted and become as little children, ye 
shall not enter the kingdom of Heaven " And again he 
says, "Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my 



name recieveth me; and whosoever shall recieve me re- 
cieveth not me but him that sent me." — Mark ix, 37. 

By the foregoing scriptures we see by this Heavenly 
spirit imprinted upon the heart by the things of God, who 
is the author of this tender love towards the little ones of 
low degree, which is the end of the law and fulfils the 
royal law according to the Scripture, where it says, "Thou 
shalt love thy neighbor as thyself, if so ye do well, for 
greater works than these no man can do, which work 
proves that he hath faith, and faith is productive of good 
works. Was not our father Abraham justified by works 
when he had offered Isaac, his son, upon the altar." — 
James xi, 21. "Seeth thou how faith wrought with his 
works and by works was faith made perfect." As such, 
we hope by this circular to visit the several churches com- 
prising this association, and then the hearthstone of those 
whose opportunities are so limited that they cannot attend 
associations. Such privileges we deem as most sacred. It 
seems like meeting in Heaven where saints meet and never 
part; where eternal joy never cease; where sickness and 
sorrow are not known; where none of God's children are 
denied the privilege of meeting together; where none shall 
be called little, but all great. "For as many of you as 
have been baptised unto Christ have put on Christ; there 
is neither male nor female, for ye are one in Christ, for 
our conversation is in Heaven, from whence also we look 
for the Savior, Jesus Christ, who shall change our vile 
body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, 
according to the working whereby he is able even to sub- 
due all things to himself; where all God's children shall be 
enabled by him to render unto him undivided praises for 
ever and ever. Amen. 



NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF ELDERS IN THIS 
ASSOCIATION. 



S. C Little, Big Lick, Stanly County, N. C. 
N. M. Clark, Big Lick, Stanly County, N. C. 
Jesse Brown, Porter, Stanly County, N. C. 
G. L. Chaney, Monroe, Union County, N C. 
J. C. Williams, Monroe, Union County, N. C. 
J. F. Mills, Beaver Dam, Union County, N. C. 



-^BTIOILjIES OP FiLITH. 



Article 1st. We believe in one only living and true 
God, the Father, the Word and the Holy Ghost. 

Art. 2. We believe in the man Jesus being the first of 
all God's creation and the pattern of all Gods perfection 
in nature, providence, grace and glory, and in relative 
union with the Divine Word, and thus united with the 
whole Trinity. 

Art. 3. We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and 
New Testaments contain the only written revealed word of 
God, and are the only perfect rule of faith and practice for 
God's church in her militant state while here on earth. 

Art. 4. We believe the doctrine of Election, that God 
chose his church in Christ Jesus before the world began. 

Art. 5. We believe in all mankind's apostacy by 
transgression in Adam their federal head. 

Art. 6. We believe in the doctrine of Original Sin. 

Art. 7. We believe in the impotency of man to recov- 
er himself from his fallen state by his own free will and 
ability. 

Art. 8. We believe that sinners are justified freely by 
grace and before God by faith in Christ and his righteous- 
ness only. 

Art. 9. We believe that God's elect or church shall 
be called, converted, regenerated and sanctified by the 
Holy Spirit in due time. 

Art. 10. We believe that the saints shall persevere in 
grace and never finally fall away. 

Art. 11. We believe that baptism and the Lord's sup- 
per are ordinances of Christ's appointment and that be- 
lievers alone are the subjects of baptism and the only 
proper communicants of the supper; that the mode of bap- 
tism is immersion, and that neither of the ordinances are 
to be altered or changed by the inventions or opinions of 
men 

Art. 12. We believe that no man as a minister has 
any right to the administration of any of the ordinances 
of the gospel except such as are sound in the faith of the 
gospel, regularly baptised, called of God and have come 
under the imposition of hands by a regular presbytery. 

Art. 13. We believe in the resurrection of the dead, 
both the just and the unjust, and a general judgment. 

Art. 14. We believe that the punishment of the wick- 
ed will be everlasting and the joys of the righteous eternal. 



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1st. A Moderator or chief speaker and clerk may be chosen by the suf-. 
frages of the members present, and the chief Moderator shall take his seat 
at the hour to which tue Association shall be adjourned, and after prayer, 
shall proceed to business. It shall b^ his duty to keep order, and shall be 
entitled to the same privilege of speech as that of another member, provid- 
ed he appoint one of the members to fill the chair during thp exercise of 
such privilege, and in no case shall he «ive a vote unless the Association be 
divided. 

2nd. Only one member shall be allowed to speak at a time, who 
shall rise from his seat and address the chief speaker by the appellation of 
brother, and while speaking shall confine himself strictly to the subject in 
question and shall not be interrupted unless he digress from the subject, 
and shall in no wise reflect on any speaker, so as to make remarks on his 
slips, failings or imperfections, but shall fairly give his own views of the 
case without sophistry or criticism. 

3rd. No person shall speak more than thiee times to one subject, with- 
out leave of the Association. 

4th. No person shall absent himself from the association without leave. 

5th. No member of the association shall address any other member by 
any other term or name than that of •'brother " 

6th. The chief Speaker or moderator shall not interrupt one member 
to prohibit him from speaking unless his speech is finished, except he break 
the rules of decorum. 

7th. The names of all the members of this association shall beeurolled 
by the clerk, and be called ,,ver as otteu as the association may require. 

8th. Any member who shall willingly and knowingly break or violate 
any of the foregoing rules of this association shall be reproved by the asso- 
ciation in any way they may think most proper. 



STATEMENT. 

Over from last year, $ 5 27 

Sent up this year, 20 50 

Total, 825 77 

Clerk's fee, $ 8 00 

For printing these Minutes, 12 00 

Total, $20 00 

Balance on Hand, $ 5 77 



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MINUTES 



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OF THE 

59TH ANNUAL SESSION 

OF THE 

CONTENTNEA 
Primitive Baptist Association. 

HELD AT r 

Bethel Meeting-House, Pamlico County, NX., 

SATURDAY, SUNDAY AND MONDAY, 
12th, 13th and 14th days of October, 1889. 

Printed at Office of Zion's Landmark, Wilson, N. C. 

PROCEEDINGS. 



Saturday Morning, October 12th, 1889. 

1st. In the absence of those that' were chosen to preach 
the introductory sermon, Eld. P. D. Gold, from the Black 
Creek Association, was chosen and preached from Psalms 
CIII, 1st to 5th verse, "Bless the Lord, O my soul; and 
all that is within me, bless his holy name," &c. 

2nd. The Messengers from the several churches then 
assembled, and the Association was opened by Elder S. P. 
Terry with praise and prayer. 

3rd. Elder J. W, Gardner was chosen Moderator and 
L. J. H. Mewborn Clerk, who called to his assistance Bro. 
G. M. Hardy. 

4th. Visiting brethren and Messengers were invited to 
seats. 

5th. Appointed to preach at the stand to-day Elds. L. H. 



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Hardy and A. Cartwright. Elder Hardy opened and preached 
from St. Matthew XXV, 1 to 13, inclusive, "Then shall the king- 
dom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins," &c. Elder Cartwright 
followed from the Song of Solomon 2nd chapter 3rd verese, "As 
the ajyple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved 
among the sons." 

6th. Brethren J. R. Howe and R. W. Atkinson were appointed 
a Committee on Finance and to distribute the Minutes to the 
churches. 

7th. Letters were received and read from the churches and the 
Messengers' names enrolled in table of churches. 

8th. Petitionary letters were called for to join this Association; 
none offered. 

9th. Corresponding letters and Messengers from sister Asso- 
sociations: 

(a) Abbott's Creek — Xo communication. 

(b) Baltimore — Minutes. 

(c) Black Creek — Minutes; Elder P. D. Gold visitor. 

(d) Country Line — Elder J. S. Dameron. 

(e) Delaware — Minutes. 

(f ) Delaware River — Minutes. 

(g) Eno— Elder S. P. Terry. 

(h) Kehukee — Minutes; Elder A. Cartwright and brother W. 
11. Williams. 

(i) Little River — Minutes. 

(j) Mill Branch — Xo communication. 

(k) South Carolina — Xo communication. 

(1) Toisnot — Minutes. 

(m) Virginia Corresponding Meeting — Minutes. 

(n) White Oak — Minutes; Elders Isaac Jones, L. H. Hardy. 

(o) Warwick — Minutes. 

(p) Xew River — Minutes. 

10th. Brother G. M. Hardy was appointed to write the letter 
to the Mill Branch, brother R. W. Atkinson to the South Caro- 
lina and brother J. R. Roberts to the White Oak Associations. 

11th. Appointed our next Association to be held at Mewborn's 
Meeting House, in Greene county, X. C. Services to commence 
on Saturday before the second Sunday in October, 1890, at 11 
o'clock a. in. and Elder J. R. Rowe to preach the introductory 
sermon and Elder B. C. Pitt his alternate. 

12th. Elders S. P. Terry, J. S. Dameron and I. Jones were 
appointed to preach on Sunday. 

13th, The following brethren were appointed Messengers to 



sister Associations: 

(a) Abbott's Creek — Minutes; Eider J. R. Howe. 

(b) Baltimore — Minutes. 

(c) Black Creek — Minutes; Elder J. W. Gardner, brethren II. 
W. Atkinson and B. W. Taylor. 

(d) Country Line — Minutes; Elders J. R, Rowe and T. B. 
Lancaster. 

(e) Delaware — Minutes. 

(f) Delaware River — Minutes. 

(g) Eno— Elders J. W. Gardner, T. B. Lancaster, J. R. Rowe, 
and brother L. J. H. Mewborn and Minutes. 

(h) Kehukee — Minutes; Elder J. R. Rowe and brother R. W. 
Atkinson. 

(i) Little River — Minutes; Elders J. R. Roberts and J. W. 
Gardner. 

(j) Mill Branch— Minutes; Elder J. R. Roberts. 

(k) New River — Minutes. 

(1) South Carolina— Minutes; Elder J. R. Roberts. 

(m) Toisnot— -Brethren R. W. Atkinson, T. C. Hart and 
Minutes. 

(n) Virginia Corresponding Meeting — Minutes. 

(o) Warwick — Minutes. 

(p) White Oak— Minutes; Elder J. R. Roberts. 

14th. On motion adjourned until Monday morning 9:30 o'clock 

Sunday Mokning, October 13th, 1889. 

The services of the day were opened by Elder I. Jones with 
praise and prayer. Then Elder Terry preached from the x 
chapter and 10th verse of St. John, "The thief cometli not, but 
for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy," &c. He was followed by 
Elder Jones from Isaiah vi chapter and latter clause of 1st verse, 
"And his train filled the temple." After an intermission of one 
hour preaching was resumed by Elder Dameron from theiv chap- 
ter and 18th verse of St. Luke, "The spirit of the Lord is upon 
me because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor." 
The preaching was all of love and in accordance with the pattern 
shown in the mount auJ U> the praise of God, a good meeting 
where brotherly love flowed freely from breast to breast and we 
feel that many felt it was good for them that they were there to 
partake of the crumbs as they fell from the Master's table. 

Monday Morning, 9.30 o'clock, Oct. 14th, 1889. 

1st. The Association assembled and conference was opened 
with praise and prayer by Elder I. Jones. 



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2nd. Elders Darne'fOn and Gold were appointed to preach to- 
day. Elder Dameron opened and preached from St. Matthew xi 
chapter and 28th verse, "Come unto me all ye that labor and are 
heavy laden, and I will give you rest," followed by Elder Gold 
from xiii chapter and 20-21 verses of Hebrews, "Now the God 
of peace that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that 
great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the everlasting 
covenant," &c. 

3rd. The Committee on Finance made the following report: 
In the hands of the treasurer at the close of last session $34.53; 
received from the churches this year $35.00; total $69.53. Paid 
for printing and postage last year's Minutes $19.00; gave to the 
visiting brethren $3.25; Clerk's compensation $10.00; leaving in 
the hands of the treasurer at the close of this Association $37.28; 
Report received and Committee discharged. 

4th. The names of Messengers were called, and those absent 
marked in table of churches. 

5th. Letters to the Mill Branch, South Carolina and White 
Oak Associations were read, approved and forwarded. 

6th. On motion, agreed that we publish the names of preachers 
and the times of holding quarterly meetings of each church. 

7th. Resolved, That the Constitution and Rules of Decorum be 
published and appended to the Minutes. 

8th. Resolved, That the Association recommend to her churches 
that no one be ordained to the ministry of the Word unless some 
church request his ordination as her pastor, or that the church of 
which he is a member would be willing to have him as her pastor; 
and if she have none, that she will actually choose him as such. 

9th. Resolved, That our Clerk have 1,000 copies of these Min- 
utes printed and distributed to the churches and Associations 
with whom we correspond, record one on the record, and be al- 
lowed ten dollars for his services. 

10th. On motion, the Clerk was appointed treasurer of the As- 
sociation. 

11th. On motion it was resolved by the Association that no 
kind of traffic will be allowed within one mile of said Association 
grounds during her session. 

12th. The church at Tyson's asked for a letter of dismission to 
join the Toisnot Association. Letter granted. 

• 13th. The Association then adjourned by praise by the Moder- 
ator and prayer by Elder J. R. Roberts. 

JOHN W. GARDNER, Moderator. 
L. J. H. MEWBORN, Clerk. G. M. HARDY, Ass't Clerk. 



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STATISTICAL TABLE. 



; Creek.. 

r Creek 

ver JJiim 

lei 

int's Creek. 

ar Island 

;s Roads... 

ndship 

oway 

seCr'k Isl'd 

icock's 

kin Chapel 

vhorn's 

mnta 

Bank; 

:ly Bottom .. 
dy Grove ... 

Creek.... 



POSTOFFICE& County 



Old Sparta, Edgecombe 

LaGrange, Lenoir 

Pink Hill, Lenoir 

Grantsboro, Pamlico 

Lydia, Beaufort 

Roe, Carterett 

Johnson Mills 

Goldsboro, Wayne 

Blackjack, Pitt 

GooseCr'k Isl'd.Beauf't 

Coxville, Pitt 

Bonus, Jones 

Jason, Green 

Goldsboro, Wayne 

Greenville, Pitt 

Kinston, Lenoir 

Aurora, Beaufort 

Old Sparta, Edgecombe 

Greenville, Pitt 

Toisnot, Wilson 



NAMES OF MESSENGERS. 



Represented by Letter 

*B. I. Herring, A. Sutton 

Represented by Letter 

J. A. Lupton, B. Scott, VV . Potter 

P.M. Edwards. R. A. Cralch.T H Warren 
J.L.Goodwin, W.R.Mason, J.W.Styron 

C. E. Parkerson, *J. W. Dawson 

J. R. Roberts, John Herring 

: J.S.'\irbitt,J.M.L'orlHtt, *ii.M. Corbitt 
J. Swindell, A Williamson, B. Carawan 

N. T. Cox, *C. C. Bland 

E. Haskin, J. K. >cott 

I. R. Baker, T.C.Hart, E.J.H.Mewhorn 
T.B.Lancaster.J. W.GardneiBWTayloi 

J. Hardie, F. Stocks, D. Stocks 

R. A. Johnson, I. Smith, A. D. Smith.. 
G. M. Hardy, J. R. Rowe, ). T. Rowe 
*B.C.Pitt,*W.R.Tolson,R.W Atkinson 

J. O. Pollard, *N. Nichols 

Represented by Letter 



Those absent marked * 



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Ordained Ministers, 

C. Bland, Coxille, N. C. 

. W. Brinson, Grantsboro, " 

3SE Brown, Kinston, 
mes 8. Corbitt, Black Jack, " 
. 8. Corbitt, Black Jack, 
W. Gardner, Goldsboro, " 

B. Hardie, Greenville, " 

N. Herring, Goldsboro, " 

. M. Jones, Washington, " 

B. Lancaster, Jason, " 

Pate, Goldsboro, " 

Raines of Licentiates in small letter 



Licentiates and Post offices. 

B. C. Pitt, Old Sparta, 

J. R. Parker, Mount Olive, " 

J. R. Roberts, Goldsboro, " 

J. R. Rowe, Aurora, " 

I. J. Taylor, LaGrange, " 

J. A. AVilliams, Calico, 

W. B. Williams. Toisnot, 

W. R. Wiggins, Toisnot, " 

Henry Cooper (col.), Toisnot, " 

Jonah Williams (col.), Fremont, " 

Ordained Ministers in small capitals. 



%mes of Pastors and Churches, and Times of Holding Quarterly 

Meetings. 

. R. Wiggins Au try's Creek. ..._ 1st Sunday in September 

B. Lancaster Bear Creek .' 1st Sunday in August 

Bryant Beaver Dam 4th Sunday in September 

R. Rowe Bethel 2nd Sunday in September 

Blount's Creek Every 5th Sunday 

R. Rowe Cedar Island , 3rd Sunday in August 

Cross Roads 4th Sunday in September 

R. Parker Friendship 4th Sunday in August 

Galloway's 1st Sunday in August 

R. Rowe Goose Creek Island 3rd Sunday in July 

C. Bland Hancock's 3rd Sunday in August 

isc Brown Haskin's Chapel 1st Sunday in September 

W. Gardner Mewborn's 2nd Sunday in September 

Pate Nahunta 3rd Sunday in September 

A. Williams Red Banks 2nd Sunday in September 

sse Brown , Sandy Bottom 2nd Sunday in August 

R. Rowe Sandy Grove 1st Sunday in September 

C. Pitt Town Creek 2nd Sunday in August 

3. Woodard Tyson's 3rd Sunday in September 

C. Pitt Union 3rd Sunday in xYugust 



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DISTRIBUTION OF MINUTES. 



Names of Churches. 



Autry 's Creek 

Bear Creek 

Beaver Dam * 

Bethel 

Blount's Creek 

Cedar Island 

Cross Roads 

Friendship 

Galloway's 

Goose Creek Island 

Hancock's 

Haskin's Chapel 

Mewborn's 

Nahunta 

Red Banks 

Sandy Bottom 

Sandy Grove 

Town Creek 

Tyson 

Union 

ASSOCIATIONS. 

Abbott's Creek 

Baltimore 

Black Creek 

Country Line 

Delaware 

Delaware River 

Eno : 

Kehukee 

Little River 

Mill Branch 

New River 

South Carolina 

Toisnot 

Virginia Corresp'dg Meet 

Warwick 

White Oak 



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02 
12 
37 
70 
19 
98 



Postoffices. 



Old Sparta, 

Lagrange, 

Kinston, ■ 

Grantsboro, 

Giliad, 

Roe, 

Johnson's Mills, 

Goldsboro, 

Black Jack, 

Goose Creek Isl'd, 

Coxville, 

Bonus, 

Jason, 

Goldsboro, 

Greenville, 

Kinston, 

Aurora, 

Old Sparta, 

Greenville, 

Toisnot, 



N. C. 



lOjMartin's Mills, 

8 Reistertown, 
lolLucama, 
loJRuffin's Station, 

6 Newark, 

6 Hopewell, 

5 1 Durham, 
40|Williamston, 
20Smithfield, 

s\ Clarendon, 
lTFloyd C. H, 

8[Bishopville, 

10 Whitaker's, 

11 Titusville, 
TMiddletown, 

lSNewport, 



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N.J. 

N. C. 



To Whom Sent 
in Care of. 



Va... 

S. C. 
N. C, 
Va... 
N. Y 
N. C 



James W. Bridgers 
Wm. E. Hines. 
Elder Jesse Brown. 
W. W. Brinson. 
T. H. Warren. 
J. L. Goodwin. 
C. E. Parkerson. 
L. N. Herring. 
James S. Corbitt. 
A. Williamson. 
Benjamin Smith. 
Elijah Haskins. 
L. J. H. Mewborn. 
Elder J. W. Gardner 
John M. Smith. 
A. D. Smith. 
G. M. Hardy. 
R, W. Atkinson. 
J. O. Pollard. 
Jeremiah Whitehead 

A. P. Leach. 
Elder F. A. Chick. 
Elder J. D. Scott. 
Elder J. S. Darneron 
Elder Joseph Staton 
Eld. W. J. Puringtoi: 
G. C. Farthing. 
Elder S. Hassell. 
Seth Woodall. 
Elder D. N. Gore. 
Elder P. G. Lester. 
John Brown. 
Elder A. J. Moore. 
Elder J. N. Badger. 
Elder Wm. L. Beebe 
Elder L. H. Hardy. 



ARTICLES OF FAITH. 



From a long series of experiences, we the churches of Jesus Christ, bein< 
regularly baptized upon a profession of our faith in Christ, are convinced Oj 
the necessity of the constitution of churches in order to perpetuate a unioi 
and communion amongst us and preserve and maintain a correspondency 
with each other in union. We therefore propose to maintain and keep thij 
order and rules of our association according to the following plan or form 0| 
government, Viz.: 

Art. i. The Association shall be composed of members chosen by th( 
different churches in our Union, and duly sent to represent them in this As 
sociation, who shall be members whom they judge best qualified for the pur 
pose, and upon producing letters from their respective churches certifying 
their appointment, they shall be entitled to a seat, provided they shall no' 
violate the rules laid down in this constitution. 



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^.rt 2. In the letters from the different churches shall be expressed: — 
eir number in full fellowship, those baptized, received by letter, restored, 
missed by letter, excommunicated, and dead since our last Association, 
^.rt. 3. The members thus chosen and convened, shall have no power to 
i it over God's heritage, nor shall they have any ecclesiastical power over 
churches, nor shall they infringe on any of the internal rights of any 
irch in this union. 

\vt. 4. The Association when convened shall be governed and ruled by 
egular and proper decorum. 

Irt. 5. The Association shall have a Moderator and Clerk who shall be 
)sen by the suffrages of the members present. 

JLrt. 6. New churches may be admitted into this Union who shall petition 
letter and delegates, and upon examination, if found orthodox and order- 
they shall be received by the Association, and manifested by the Modera- 
giving the delegates the right hand of fellowship. 

\rt. 7. Every church in the Union shall be entitled to representation in 
3 Association not to exceed three of its members. 

\rt. 8. Every query presented by any member of the Association shall be 
ce read, and if there be a majority for its being debated, it shall be taken 
o consideration and debated, but if there be a majority against it, it shall 
withdrawn. 

\rt. 9. Every motion made and seconded shall come under the consider- 
Dn of the Association, except it be withdrawn by the member who made it. 
!rt. 10. The Association shall endeavor to furnish the churches with the 
nutes of this Association. The best method of affecting that purpose shall 
at the discretion of the Association. 

\rt. ir. We think it absolutely necessary that we should have an Associ- 
on fund for defraying the expenses of the same, for the raising and sup- 
rting of which we think it the duty of every church in this Union to contri- 
te voluntarily such sums as they think proper, and send by the hands of 
:ir delegates to this Association, and the money thus contributed by the 
jrches and received by this Association shall be deposited in the hands of 
reasurer appointed by the Association, who shall be accountable to the 
sociation for all monies by him received, and paid out according to the 
ection of the Association. 

Art. 12. The minutes of this Association when printed shall be regularly 
:d by him in a book kept for the use of the Association. He shall endeavor 
have said book present at each Association. 

Art. 13. The minutes of this Association shall be read, and corrected if 
ed be, and signed by the Moderator and Clerk before the Association rises. 
Art. I4. Amendments of this plan or form of government may be made 
any time by the majority of the Union when they may deem it necessary. 
Art. 15. The Association shall have power, 1st. To provide for the gen- 
ii union of churches. 2nd. To preserve inviolably a chain of communion 
long the churches. 3rd. To give the churches all necessary advice in mat- 
's of difficulty. 4th. To inquire into the cause why the churches fail to 
present themselves at any time in this Association. 5th To appropriate 
2 monies by the churches contributed for an Association fund to any pur- 
se strictly connected with this Association. 6th. To appoint any number 
members by and with his or their consent to contract any business which 
2y may see necessary. 7th. The Association shall have power to withdraw 
)m any church in this Union which violates the rules of this Association or 
viates from the orthodox principles of religion, 8th. To admit any of the 
3tant brethren in the ministry, who may be present at the time of its sit" 



8 

ting, whom it shall judge necessary. 9th. The Association shall have poj 
to adjourn itself to any future time or place it may think most convenient 
the churches in the Union. 

Art. 16. We will not hold in our churches any person who is in the pracij 
of visiting the Masonic Lodges, or who on any occasion conforms to tr 
customs or parades, norwill we countenance any such individual who 11 
reside or come among us in the character of a preacher. 

Art. 17. We will not countenance any preacher who shall travel within 
bounds of our Association establishing societies for the collection of mom 
or who may be himself collecting money to support any institution whatev 
We will not fellowship any men\ber or members of Missionary, Bible, Tra 
or Sunday School Union societies, nor advocates of Theological Schools, ij 
any person who does fellowship them; nor will we hold any such in c 
churches. 



RULES OF DECORUM. 

Art. 1. This Association shall be opened and closed by prayer. 

Art. 2. The Moderator and Clerk shall be chosen by the suffrages of 1 
members present. 

Art. 3. Only one person shall speak at a time, who shall rise from his i 
and address the Moderator when he is about to make his speech. 

Art. 4. The person thus speaking shall not be interrupted in his speech 
any except the Moderator till he is done speaking. 

Art. 5. He shall strictly adhere to the subject, and nowise reflect on 1 
person who spoke before, so as to make remarks on his slips, failings, or i 
perfections, but shall fairly state the case and matter as near as he can, 
as to convey his light and ideas. 

Art. 6. No person shall abruptly break off or absent himself from the I 
sociation without liberty obtained from it. 

Art. 7. No pqrson shall rise or speak more than three times on onesubj 
without liberty from the Association. 

Art. 8. No member of this Association shall have the liberty of laugh 
during the sitting of the same, nor whispering in the time of a public spee 

Art. 9. No member of this Association shall address another in any te 
or appellation than that of a brother. 

Art. 10. The Moderator shall not interrupt any member in, or proh 
him from speaking until he gives his light on the subject, except he br< 
the rules of the decorum. 

Art. ir. The names of the several members of this Association shall be 
rolled by the Clerk and called as often as the Association requires. 

Art. 12. The Moderator shall be the last person who shall speak to 
subject, who may give his opinion if he chooses before he puts the matter 
a vote, but shall not vote himself unless the Association be equally divide 

Art. 13. Any member who shall willingly and knowingly break any of th 
rules shall be reproved by the Association as they may think proper. 



T E S 



OF THE 



62ND Annual Session 



OF THE 



CONTENTNEA 



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CONVENED WITH THE CHURCH AT 



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Commencing Saturday Before Second Sunday in October, 1892. 



Landmark Steam Printing House, 

Wilson, N. C. 

1892. 






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PROCEEDINGS. 

Saturday Morning, October 8th, 1892. 

1st. The introductory sermon was preached by Elder John W. Gard- 
ner from John 15: 5. 

2nd. The Messengers from the several churches assembled and the 
Association was opened with praise and prayer by Elder J. T. Edger- 
ton. 

3rd. Elder John W. Gardner was chosen Moderator and brother L. 
J. H. Mewborn Clerk, who called to his assistance brother G. M. Hardy. 

4th. Visiting brethren and Messengers were invited to seats. 
5th. Appointed to preach in the afternoon Elders L. S. Eoss and J. M. 
Harris. Elder Ross opened and preached from 1st Peter 1: 23-25. El- 
der Harris from last verse of the 4th chapter and first verse of the 5th 
chapter of Romans. 

6th. Brethren W. B. Williams and B. D. Rowe were appointed a 
committee of finance and to distribute the Minutes to the churches. 

7. Letters were received and read from the churches and the Messen- 
gers names enrolled in the table of churches. 

8th. Petitionary letters were called for to join this Association, none 
offered. 

9h Corresponding letters and Messengers from sister Associations : 

(a) Abbott's Creek — Minutes. 

(b) Baltimore — Minutes. 

(c) Black Creek — Minutes and brother Pitman Messenger, Elders 
Scott and Edgerton visitors. 

(d) Country Line — Minutes, Elder J. M. Harris Messenger. 

(e) Delaware — Minutes. 

(f) Delaware River. Minutes. 

(g) Eno — Minutes, Elder S. P. Terry, Messenger. 

(h) Kehukee — Minutes, Elder W. A. Ross Messenger, and Elders L. 
S. Ross, Everette and other brethren visitors. 

(i) Little River — Minutes, Elders Coats, Adams and Peeden Mes- 
sengers. 

(j) Mayo — No communication. 

(k) Mill Branch— Minutes, 

(1) New River— Minutes. 

(m) Toisnot— -Elder D. A. Mewborn, no Minutes. 

(n) Virginia Corresponding Meeting— No communication. 

(o) Warwick—Minutes. 

(o) White Oak-Minutes, Elder L. H. Hardy, berthren R. C. Hous- 
ton, M. W. Brown Messengers. Elder B. H. Wooten and other breth- 
ren visitors. 

10th. Brother J. T. Rowe was appointed to write the letter to the 
Mill Branch and brother T. B. Lancaster to the White Oak Associa- 
tions. 

11th. Appointed our next Assoociation to be held at Galloway's 
Meeting House in Pitt county, N. C. Services to commence on Satur- 
day before the second Sunday in October, 1893 at 11 o'clock a. m. and 
that Elder B. C. Pitt preach the introductory sermon and Elder T. B. 



Lancaster his alternate. 

12th. Elders D. A. Mew born, W. A. Eoss, J. T. Edgerton and B. H. 
Wooten were appointed to preach on Sunday. 

loth. The following brethren agreed to ' s i visit sister Associations, also 
to send Minutes as heretofore: 

(a) Abbott's Creek — Minutes. 

(b) Baltimore — Minutes, Elder J. R. Rowe. 

(c) Black Creek— Minutes, Elder TVB. Lancastei and brother Hy. 
man Pate. 

(d) Country Line — Minutes, Elders J. R. Roe and J. W. Gardner. 

(e) Delaware — Minutes. 

(f) Delaware River — Minutes. 

(g) Eno — Minutes, Elders W. B. Williams and J. A. Williams, 
(h) Kehukee — Minutes, Elder J. R. Ross and brother J. S. Leary. 
(i) Little River— Minutes, Elders W. B. Williams, T. B. Lancaster. 
(j) Mayo-Minutes. 

(k) Mill Branch— Minutes and letter. 

(1) New River—Minutes. 

(m) Toisnot— Minutes, brother J. E. Cobb. 

(n) Virginia Corresponding meeting— Minutes. 

(o) Warwick— Minutes. 

(p) White Oak-Minutes, Elder J. A. Williams and J. T. Rowe and 
brother W. W. Brinson and letter. 

14th. On motion adjourned until Monday morning 9 o'clock. 

Sunday Morning, October 9th, 1892. 

The services of the day were opened by Elder D. A. Mewborn who 
preached from Mathew 1: 21, followed by Elder W. A. Ross from John 
6: 68, 69. After a short intermission the brethren came together and 
services were resumed by Elder J. T. Edgerton from John 6: 39 40. El- 
der B. H. Wooten closed the services of the day from Eph. 4: 1-6. We 
feel it a meeting long to be remembered by all who participated in it. 
The congregation was good and well behaved and paid strict attention to 
the preaching. 

Monday Morning, October 10th, 1892 

1st. The Association assembled and conference was opened with 
praise by Elder J. M. Harris. 

2nd. Elders Coats and Terry were appointed to preach to-day, Elder 
Coats opened and preached from Psalms 25: 14, followed by Elder Ter- 
ry from Romans 4: 25. 

3rd. The committee on finance made the following report, In the 
hands of the Treasurer nothing. Received from the churches this year 
$30.08, paid for printing minutes and postage $19.00, gave to the min- 
istering brethren $1.08, Clerk's compensation $10.00; report received 
and committee discharged. 

4th. The names of Messengers were enrolled and those absent marked 
in the table of churches. 

5th. Letters to the Mill Branch* and White Oak Asssociations were 
read, approved and forwarded. 

*The brother appointed to write the letter to the Mill Branch Asso- 
ciation was not in the house at the time and did not get the notice of his 



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appointment, therefore lie did not prepare one, the Association then ap- 
appointed the Clerk to prepare one and forward it which he did. 

6th. On motion agreed that we publish the names of preachers and 
times of holding quarterly meetings of each church. 

7th, Resolved, That the Constitution and Rules of Decorum be pub- 
lished and appended to the Minutes. 

8th. Resolved, That the Association recommend to the churches 
that no one be ordained to the ministry of the Word unless some church 
request his ordination as his pastor, or that the church of which he is a 
member be willing to have him as her pastor, and if she has none that 
she will actually choose him as such. 

9th. Resolved, That our Clerk have 1,000 of these Minutes printed 
and distributed to the- churches and Associations with whom we corre- 
spond, record one on the record and be allowed ten dollors for his ser- 
vices. 

10th. On motion the Clerkwas appointed treasurer of the Associa- 
tion. 

11th. On motion it was resolved by the Association that no kind of 
traffic will be allowed within one mile of said Association grounds dur- 
ing her session. 

11th. On motion it was agreed that the obituaries of Elders S. Pate 
and W. S. Corbett be published and appended to the Minutes. 

13th. On motion the letter and Messengers from the church^at 
Friendship were not received. 

14th. The Association then adjourned to time and place appointed 
with praise by the Moderator and prayer by Elder J. R. RoweT 

JOHN W. GARDNER, Moderator. 
L. J. H. Mewborn, Clerk. G. M. Hardy, Ass't Clerk. 



DISTRIBUTION OF MINUTES TO THE CHURCHES OF THIS ASSOCIATION. 



Names of Churches. 


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Post Offices. 


To Whom Sent in Care of. 




26 
22 
16 
36 
31 
47 
9 

12 
61 
10 
9 

27 
109 
60 
13 

46 
73 
93 


Old Sparta, N. C 
Seven Springs, " 

Klnston, " 

Reelsboro, " 

Giliad, 

Roe, " 

Johnson Mills, " 

Grimesland, " 

Goose Creek Island " 

Ayden, " 
Kinston, '• 
Jason, " 
3-i.ulston, ■' 
Red alia, " 

Klnston, " 

Aurora, " 

St. Lewis, " ...... 

Elm City, il 


J. W. Bridge rs, 
J A Whitfield 


Bear Creek 


Beaver Dam 




Bethel 

Blount's Creek 


W. W. Brinson 
T. H Warren 


Cedar Island 


T E Harris 


Cross Roads 




Friendship 

Goose Creek Island 


J. S. Corbitt 
J. S. Leary 
Benj. Smith 
Jerry Waters 
L J. H. Mewborn 
1. W. Gardner 


Hancocks 


Fa skin's Chapel 


Mewborn's ..."... 

Nahu n ta 

Bed Banks 


Sandy Bottom 


\. D Smith 


Sandy Grove 

Town Creek 


G. M. Hardy • 
J E Cobb 


Union 









Ordained Ministers, Licentiates and their Postoffices 



C. C. Bland, Ayden, 
*W. W. Brin.on, Relsboro, 
J. S. Cor tt, Grimesland, 
J. W. Gardner, Saulston, 
J. B. Hat he, Greenville, 
*L. N. Herring Goldsboro, 
*T. C. Hart, Jason, 
T. B. Lancaster, Saulston, 
B. C. Pitt, Old Sparta, 



N.C. 



J. R. Parker, Mount Olive, 
J. R. Ro rts, Goldsboro, 
J. R. Rowe, Aurora, 
E. C. Sm th, Beaufort, 
J, T. Rowe, Aurora, 
I. J. Taylor, LaGrange, 
J. A. Williams, Deep Run, 
W. B. Williams, Elm City, 
*Henry Cooper, (col.) Elm City, 



Licentiates in small letters; Ordained Ministers in small capitals, Deceased* 



Distribution of Minutes to Associations with whom we Correspond. 



Names of *" Associations. No. of 
Minutes 



Abbott's Creek 

Baltimore 

Black Creel" 

Country l' v ie 

Delaware 

Delaware Rivar 

Eno 

Kehuk^ e..« 

Lit.e River 

Mill Branch 

New River 

Toisnot 

V'rg'TiiaCor. Meeting... 

Warwick 

White Oak 

Mavo 




Post Office and State. 



To whom sent in care. 



Martin Mills, N. C... 

Reistertown, Md 

Lucama, N. C 

Ruffin Station, N. <J 

Newark, Del 

Hopewell. N. J 

Durham, N. C 

Williamston, N. C... 

Smithfield. N. C 

Haddock, N. C 

Floyd Va 

Whitaker's, N. C 

Titusville, Va 

Middleton, N. Y 

Newport, N. C 

Ridgeway, Va 



A. P. Leach 
Elder F A. Chick 
Eld-r J. D. Scott 
Elder J. 8. Dameron 

Elder W. J, Purington 
G. C. Fai thing 
Elder S. Hassell 
?eth Woodall 
Eld. Mclenon Wright 
Elder P. G. Lester 
iiilde;' A. J. Moore 
EJc'er J. N. Badger 
Elder W. L. Beebe 
EMer L. H. Hardy 
J. W. Grigg 



ARTICLES OF FAITH. 

From a long series of experiences, we, the churches of Christ; being regularly 
baptized on a profession of our faith in Christ, and being convinced of the necessity 
of the constitution of churches in order to perpetuate an union and communion 
among us, and maintain a correspondence with each other in our union, propose to 
maintain and keep the order and rules of our Association according to the following 
plan or form of government: 

Art. i. The Association shall be composed of members chosen by the different 
churches in our union, and duly sent to represent them in the Association, and who 
shall be members whom they judge best qualified for that purpose, and producing 
letters from their respective churches, certifying their appointment, shall be entitled 
to seats provided they shall not violate the rules laid down in this Constitution. 

Art. 2. In the letters from the different churches shall be expressed their num- 
ber in fellowship, those baptized, received by letter, restored, dismissed, excluded 
and deceased since the last Association. 

Art. 3. The members thus chosen and convened, shall have no power to lord it 
over God's heritage, nor shall they have any ecclesiastical power over the churches, 
nor shall they infringe upon any of the internal rights of any church in the union. 

Art. 4. The Association, when convened, shall be governed by a regular and 
proper decorum. 

Art. 5. The Association shall have a Moderator and Clerk, who shall be chosen 
by the suffrage of the members present. 

Art. 6. New churches may be admitted into this union, upon their petition by 
letter and messenger, and if found, upon examination to be orthodox and orderly, 
shall be admitted and manifested by the Moderator giving the right hand of fellow- 
ship. 

Art. 7. Each church in the union shall be entitled to representation in the As- 
sociation not to exceed three of its members. 

Art. 8, Every query presented by any member of the Association shall be twice 



read, and if there be a majority for its being debated, shall be taken into considera- 
tion and debated, but if there be a majority against it, it shall be withdrawn. 

Art. 9. Every motion made and seconded, shall be considered by the Associa- 
tion, except when withdrawn by the member who made it. 

Art. 10. The Association shall endeavor to furnish the churches with the min- 
utes of this Association, and the best way or method for effecting that purpose 
shall be at the discretion of the Association. 

Art. 11. We think it absolutely necessary that we should have an Associational 
fund for defraying the expenses of the same, for the raising and supporting of 
which we think it is the duty of each church in the union to contribute such sums 
voluntarily as they shall think proper, and send by the hands of their messengers to 
this Association, and'the money thus received by the Association shall be deposited 
in the hands of a treasurer, who shall be accountable to the Association for all money 
received by him, and pay out the same according to the direction of the Asso- 
ciation. 

Art. 12. The minutes of this Association when printed shall be regularly filed 
by him in a book kept for the use of the Association. He shall endeavor to have 
said book present at each Association. 

Art. 13. The minutes of this Association shall be read and corrected, if need 
be, and signed by the Moderator and Clerk before the Association adjourns. 

Art. 14. Amendments to this plan or form of government maybe made at any 
time, by a majority of the union, when they may deem it necessary. 

Art. 15. The Association shall have power, First to provide for the general 
union of the churches: second, to preserve inviolably a chain of communication 
among the churches; third, to give the churches all necessary advice in matters of 
church difficulty; fourth, to inquire into the cause why the churches fail to represent 
themselves at any time in the Association: fifth to appropriate the money contribu- 
ted by the churches for an Asociational fund for any purpose strictly connected with 
this Association; sixth, to appoint any member or members by and with their con- 
sent to transact any business which they may deem necessary; seventh, to 
withdraw from any church in this union which shall violate the rules of this Associa- 
tion, or deviate from the orthodox principles of religion; eighth, to admit any order- 
ly minister of our order to a seat in the Association; ninth, to adjourn to meet at any 
future time or place they may think most convenient to the churches in the Union. 

Art. 16. We will not hold in our churches any person who is in the practice of 
visiting the Masonic Lodges, or who on any occasion conforms to their customs or 
parades, nor will we countenance any such individual who may reside or come 
a;nong us in the character of a preacher. 

Art. 17. We will not countenance any preacher who shall travel within the 
bounds of our Association establishing societies for the collection of money, or who 
rray be himself collecting money to support any institution whatever. We will not 
fellowship any members of Missionary, Bible, Tract, or Sunday School Union socie- 
ties, nor advocates of Theological Schools, nor any person who does fellowship them; 
nor will we hold any such in our churches. 

RULES OF DECORUM. 

Art. 1. This Association shall be opened and closed by prayer. 

Art. 2. The Moderator and Clerk shall be chosen by the suffrages of the mem- 
bers present. 

Art. 3. O.ily one member shall speak at a time, who shall rise from his .seat and 
address the Moderator when he is about to make his speech. 

Art. 4. The person thus speaking shall not be interrupted in his speech by any 
except the Moderator till he is done speaking. 

Art. 5. He shall strictly adhere to the subject, and nowise reflect on the person 
who spoke before, so as to make remarks on his slips, failings, or imperfections, but 
shall fairly state the case and matter as near as he can, so as to convey his light and 
ideas. 

Art. 6. No person shall abruptly break off or absent himself from the Associa- 
tion without liberty obtained from it. 

Art. 7. No person shall rise or speak more than three times on one subject 
without liberty from the Association. 



Akt. 8. No member of this Association shall have the liberty of laughing during 
the sitting of the same, nor whispering in the time of a public speech. 

Art. 9. No member of this Association shall address another in any term or ap- 
plication than that of a brother. 

Art. 10. The Moderator shall not interrupt any member in or prohibit him from 
speaking until he gives his light on the subject, if so he violates the rules of the De- 
corum. 

Art. 11. The names of the several members of this Association shall be en- 
rolled by the Clerk as often as the Association requires. 

Art. 12. The Moderator shall be the last person who shall speak to the subject, 
who may give his opinion if he chooses before he puts the matter to a vote, but 
shall not vote himself unless the Association be equally divided. 

Art. i3. Any member who shall willingly and knowingly break any of these 
rules shall be reproved by the Association as they may think proper. 



OBITUARY. 

I was appointed by the Association to write the obituary of my dear uncle, William S. 
Oorbett. The subject of this notice was born October 18, 1829. His parents were (Sam- 
uel and Susan Corbett. Tbey were both Primitive Baptist?. After he grew up to man- 
hood he had a severe attack of rheumatism. After his recovery sometime in 1858 he was 
married to Catharine Edwards who bore him six children, three boys and three girls, of 
which four survive. Some years after his marriage he was attacked with rheumatism 
again . He was very low for a long time and regarded by many as being at death's door. 
After a while his pain ceased to some degree, leaving his body and limbsdrawn very bad- 
ly WhileJ on his bed of afflictions he said that the Lord was pleased to visit him. The 
manifestation of the Holy Spirit was so plain and accompanied with a voice, baptizing in 
the river of Jordan, which filled his heart and soul with so much of the glory and praise 
1 of God, that he called in his wife and children, asking them and his neighbors to engage 
in praise to God. He was then taken to Galloway's meeting house and offered for fellow- 
ship, and was received on Saturday before the 3rd Sunday in November, 1868, and was 
baptized the following Sunday by Elder Noah Adams. Some years afterward he felt an 
impression to exercise his gift. The church granted him the authority. He began to 
speak in public for the relief of mind and comforting of the flock .lie could manage to 
walk with his stick a mile distance at times, but had to be helped to and from his chair, 
where he would sit while speaking in public. When the church requested the ordination 
of the unworthy writer, the brother deacon said to me he had beeu impressed with the 
ordination of my uncle too, and ask me would I oppose and 1 told him no, He said if he 
couldn't break the bread and officiate in all the offices, he could give thanks, so the 
church agreed to have us both set apart, which took place March the 7th, 1866. He would 
go through heat and cold on his back in the cart, from five to twenty-five miles to speak 
of Jesus and his wonderful works. No tongue can tell his sufferings, no pen can picture 
his deformed image, but he loved to go and speak of Jesus. On April 13th, 1890 his dear 
companion was taken from him, who had been so attentive and careful with him and 
served faithfully even to the end. This seemed to bereave him so much that he stayed close 
around home until the Lord was pleased to call him from earth to enjoy the rest that re- 
maineth to children of God. On December 25th, 1891, he breathed his last, and fell asleep 
in the arms of Jesus, leaving one daughter and two sons residing at his old home, one 
daughter married, to mourn their loss, besides relatives and friends. We mourn and yet 
rejoice to know he has ceased from pain and sorrow and death, and have hope to believe 
he is enjoying the presence of his Lord and master. May God be with all his children 
and save them according to his knowledge and purpose. 

Written by his nephew. James S. Corbitt 

By the request of the Contentnea Association at Sandy Grove meeting house, Beaufort 
County, N. C, Oct. 8, 1892. 






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Proceedings. 



1st. The Introductory Sermon was preached by 
Eldder D. R. Moore from Song of Solomon, 4: 16. 

2xn. The Association convened and, after prayer 
by Elder W. A. Ross, proceeded to business. 

3rd. Elder J. A. Bureh was chosen Moderator. 

4th. Correspondents were invited to take seats 
with us, whereupon the following were received: 

From Kehukee — Elder W. A. Ross. 

From Black Creek— Elder P. D. Gold. 

From Pig River — Brother S. Minter. 

From Little River — Elder J. E. Adams. 

From New River— Elder P. G. Lester. 

From White Oak — Elders L. H. Hardy, messen- 
ger ; B. H. Wooten, I. Jones, visitor. 

From Cordentnea — Elder J. R. Rowe. 

From Staunton River — Brethren W. H. Wilson 
and R. A. Cox. r f 8i 

From Fisher's River — Elder J. D. Draaghn. 

From Mayo — Elder R. W. Dix and Brethren 
W. T. Comer, G. W. Carter, J. W. Griggs and S. 
Hopper, visitor. 

From Mount Moriah — Elder J. T. Stewart. 

From Eno— Elders S. P. Terry and T. Y. Monk, 
and Brethren G. C. Farthing, J. W. Garrett and 

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8th. Brethren E. L. Apple, B. B. McKinney 

and W. Smith, with the Moderator and Clerk, were 
chosen a Committee of Arrangements, and Breth- 
ren C. J. Terry and TV. B. Wright a Committee 
of Finance. 

9th. Elders J. 11. Rowe and J. T. Stewart were 
appointed to preach in the afternoon to-day, Sat- 
urday. 



SUNDAY MORNING, 10 O'Clock. 
10th. Elder P. D. Gold opened the morning- 
services from 2nd Cor. 3: 17, 18. Elder P. G. 
Lester closed the morning services from Lake 24 : 
32. Elder L. H. Hardy opened the evening ser- 
vices from Mat. 11 : 4, 5. Elder I. Jones closed 
the evening services from Rev. 14 : 13. 



MONDAY MORNING, 9 O'Clock. 

11th. The Association met according to adjourn- 
ment and after prayer by Elder J. T. Stewart pro- 
ceeded to l„ .ness. 

12th.' Committees of Arrangements and Finance 
reported. Their report was received and they were 
discharged. • 

13th. Messengers appointed last year to visit 
sister Associations and Section Meetings generally 
attended and those who did not were excused. 

14th. Messengers were appointed to visit 'sister 
Associations : 

To Mayo— Elders 1). R. Moore and J. A. Burch 
and Brother G. W. Carter. 

To Kcliukee — Elder I). It. Moore. 

To Utile Biver—^. Elder D. R. Moore. 

To Contentnea — Elder J. A. Burch. 

To Staunton River — Brethren T, R, Williams, 
T. F. Ward and J. W. Gilliam, 



To White Oak— Elder J. A. Burch. 

To Abbott's Creek— -Elders J. A. Burch and F. 
L. Oakley. 

To fflw — Elders J. A. Burch, James S. Damer- 
on, F. L. Oakley, D. R, Moore and A. Blalock. 

To Black Creek— Elder A. Blalock and R. H. 
Pruitt. 

To Fishers River— Brother T. R. Williams. 

15th. Agreed to send files of minutes to Upatoie, 
Pig River, Smith's River, New River, Mill Branch 
and Mountain Associations. 

16th. Elders A. Blalock, Jas. A. Burch, D. R. 
Moore were appointed to attend a Section Meeting 
at Arbor, commencing on Friday before 2nd Sun- 
day, April, 1891, and Elders J." A. Burch, P. R. 
Moore and A. Blalock were appointed to attend 
attend another at Ebenezer, commencing on Friday 
before 1st Sunday in April, 1891. 

17th. The Circular Letter prepared by Brother 
Jas. S. Dameron was read and adopted. 

18th. Elder J. A. Burch was appointed to 
write a Circular Letter for next year. 

19th. The Finance Committee reported : 

Received from the Churches $25 95 

Already in hands of Clerk 17 70 

Total $43 65 

EXPENDITURES. 

Clerk's fee S10 00 

For printing 1300 copies of these minutes.... 16 00 26 00 

Balance in hands of Clerk §17 65 ' 

20th. Our having given letters of dismission to 
five of our churches has caused a diminution of our 
total in fellowship. 

21st. Elders J. D. Draughn, W. A. Ross, J..T. 
Stewart preached to-day, Monday, after 9 o'clock. 



22nd. Agreed that our next Association be held 
with the church at Surl, in Person county, N. C, 
about ten miles from Roxboro, N. C, commencing 
on Saturday before the third Sunday in August, 
1891, and that Elder J. S. Dameron preach the 
Introductory Sermon. Elder A. Blalock, alternate. 
JAS. A. BURCH, Moderator. 

J as. S. Dameron, Clerk. 

C. A. Howard, Ass't Clerk. 



NAMES OF ORDAINED MINISTERS AND 
THEIR POST OFFICES. 



A. Blalock, Mount Tirzah, Person county, N 

D. R. Moore, Surl, Person " 

F. L. Oakley, Anderson's Store, Caswell " 

Y. I. Chandler, Fitch's Store, Caswell " 

J. M. Harris, Reidsville, Rockingham " 

James S. Dameron, Ruffin, Rockingham " 

James A. Burch, Burlington, Alamance " 

J. C. Hudgins, Stem, Granville " 

W. C. Jones,..., Cane Creek, Chatham " 

LICENTIATES. 

W. L. Walker, Vshland, Caswell 

B. B. McKinney, Ashland, Caswell 

M. H. Suit, Stem, Granville " 



C. 



CIRCULAR LETTER. 

De>t: Brethren: — The Country Country Line Associa- 
tion last August enjoined it upon me to write a circular 
letter to be attached to our minutes this year, and I feel an 
impression to say something in reference to the dividing 
of churches and Associations. In religious matters and in- 
deed in e.ery vicissitude of life there seems to be among the 
people a restless spirit which wants continually to be mak- 
ing changes. To take one church and make two out of it 
is no gain in membership. Most of our churches are al- 
ready weak and if we deplete them by granting letters to 
form others which are still weaker, we need not be surprised 
if all become too weak to stand alone. No congregation 
should undertake to form a new church till they feel able 
to take care of a Pastor. If they expect a preacher to 
serve them at his own charges they require him to do that 
which they themselves would not be willing to do. We 
should do unto others as we would have them do unto us. 
Our members now have better conveyances than our fore- 
fathers had, and yet they seem unwilling to travel as far as 
they did to fill their seats in church meetings. We cannot 
expect a church to be organized at every member's door. 

Pastors often travel long distances to serve churches, and 
the members should be willing to share the hardships with 
them. Let all of us manifest more zeal for the truth. The 
Pastor feels greatly encouraged when he sees the members 
all present. 

My observation in reference to the formation of new 
Associations is that when they sub-divide into so many 
small bodies, they right often get up dffiiculties among 
themselves and drop correspondence. We should guard 
against anything that-tends to disturb the peace of Zion. I 
have neither the right nor the disposition to dictate to my 
brethren in these things. I merely allude to them by way 
of caut|on : We should all watch over each other for good 
and follow after ^hr. things that make for peace. 

JAMES S, DAMERON, 

Ruffin, N, C, July ptb, 1090. 



CHURCHES AND POST OFFICES. 



A rbor A nderson's Store 

Big Meadow Gravel Spring 

Camp Creek Mount Tirzali 

Country Line Fitch's Store 

Deep Creek Iola 

Dan River Mayfield 

Ebenezer Roxboro 

Flat River Surl 

Gilliam's Morton 's Store 

Harmony Pleasant Grove 

Lynch's Creek Corbett 

Lick Fork Ratlin 

Mout Zion Red Banks 

Moon's Creek Purley 

Prospect Hill Prospect PI ill 

Pleasant Grove Ashland 

Storie's Creek Roxboro 



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Tar River Berea 

Wheeler's Gordon ton 

Wolf Island Reidsville 

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r-^ OF THE 



Primitive Baptist Association, 

HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 

Durham, Durham County, N. C, 

AUGUST 8th, 9TH and igth, 1890. 



WIESON, N. C. 

Zion's Landmark Steam Prii,it. 
1890. 



Proceedings. 

1st. The Introductory Sermon was preached by 
Elder T. Y. Monk, from Gal. 3: 29. 

2nd. The Association convened, and after prayer 
by Elder L. H. Hardy, proceeded to business. 
v 3rd. Elder S. P. Terry was chosen Moderator. 

4th. The Rules of Decorum were read. 

5th. The letters from the several churches were 
read and their standing minuted in the statistical 
table. (See table.) 

6th. Correspondents were invited to take seats 
with us, whereupon the following were received : 

From Kchukec — Elders W. A. Ross and B. 
Greenwood, and Brethren Mc. Brantley and B. I. 
Allsbrook. 

From Black Creek — Elders P. D. Gold and J. 
T. Egerton, and Brethren G. J. Yelverton, D. 
Scott, Jethro Howell, Phillip Howell and Isaac 
Smith: 

From Little River — Elder J. E. Adams and 
Breth G. W. Johnson, J. K. Stewart, J. R. Young, 
J. P. Gulley, Wm. Hilliard and S. D. Coley. 

From White Oak — Elders L. H. Hardy and B. 
H. Wooten, visitor. 

From Contentnea — Elders J. W. Gardner, J. R. 
Rowe, W. B. Williams and J. R. Roberts. 

From Country Line — Elders J. S. Dameron, J. 
A. Burch, W. C. Jones, and Brethren D. L. Walls, 
J. R. Hester and Henry Crumpton. 

From Fisher's River — Elder J. D. Draughn. 

From Mount 3Ioriah, (Ala.)— Elder J. T. Stew- 
art. 



7th. Brethren Hargis Farthing, J. M. Wood, J. 
M. Monk, with the Moderator and Clerk, were 
chosen a Committee of Arrangements, and W. G. 
Vickers and A. L. Holden a Committee of Finance. 

8th. Elders P. D. Gold and J. W. Gardner 
were appointed to preach in the afternoon. 

9th. Cedar Grove Church presented a letter of 
dismissal from the Little River Association and 
was received into the Eno Association. 

10th. Adjourned to meet Saturday morning 9 
o'clock. 



SATURDAY MORNING, 9 O'Clock. 

11th. The Association met according to adjourn- 
ment, and after prayer by Elder J. A. Burch, pro- 
ceeded to business. 

12th. The Committee of Arrangements report 
that Elders W. A. Ross and W. C. Jones preached 
Friday night, and Elders J. S. Dameron and J. F. 
Stewart to preach Saturday morning, and Elder B. 
H. Wooten and J. E. Adams to preach Saturday 
evening, and Elders W. B. Williams and J. A. 
Burch Saturday night, and Elders L. H. Hardy 
and J. R. Rowe Sunday a. m., and J. R. Roberts 
and J. T. Egerton Sunday, p. m., and Sunday night 
B. Greenwood and J. D. Draughn, and Brother 
Draughn being unwell Brother Albert Blalock 
was requested to preach and accepted. 

13th. The Finance Committee's report received. 

14th. Messengers appointed last year to visit 
Sister Associations generally attended, and those 
who did not were excused. 

15th. Messengers were appointed to visit sister 
Associations : Pf 

To Country IAne—$, P. Terry, T. Y. Monk and 
G. C. Fartning. 



To Abbotts Creek— W. G. Vickers. 

To Little River — H. Farthing, C. P. Warren 
and T. Y. Monk. 

To Kehulcee—5. J. Whitfield, S. P. Terry and 
G. C. Farthing. 

To Contentnea — S. P. Terry. 

To White Ouk—$. P. Terry and J. M. Monk. 

To Black Creek— G. T. Powell, John Hall and 
J. M. Woods. 

To Mayo—T. Y. Monk. 

A motion prevailed that we correspond with the 
balance of Associations that are in corrrspondcnce 
with Country Line Association by minutes. 

16th. A motion prevailed that we have section 
meetings. 

17th. The Association agreed to hold a section 
meeting with Cedar Grove church commencing on 
Friday before the first Sunday in April, 1891. 
Elder S. P. Terry to preach the Introductory Ser- 
mon ; T. Y. Monk his alternate. 

18th. Also agreed to hold one with Durham 
church, to begin Friday before the 4th Sunday in 
April, 1891, and Elder G. P. Powell preach the 
Introductory, and Elder S. P. Terry his alternate. 

19th. The Circular Letter prepared by brother 
Hargis Farthing was read and adopted and ordered 
to be printed with these minutes. 

20th. The Clerk was instructed to invest the 
amount received from churches for minutes. 

21 st. Agreed that our next Association be held 
with the church at Mt. Lebanon, about 11 miles 
North of Durham, in Durham county, N. C. ; 
commencing on Friday before the second Sunday 
in August, 1891, and that Elder G. B. Powell 
preach the Introductory Sermon ; Elder S. P. Ter- 
ry bis alternate. 



22nd. Brother A. L. Holden was appointed to 
write a Circular Letter for next year. 

23rd. We, the Eno Association, forbid every 
species of traffic and all other disorder within legal 
bounds of our Association during the entire meet- 
ing, and offenders may expect to be prosecuted to 
the extent of the laws of North Carolina. 

24th. This Association tenders their sincere 
thanks to Captain E. J. Parrish for the use of his 
warehouse and to the community for their hospital- 
ity and to the civil officers for their vigilance in 
keeping such good order. 

S. P. TERRY, Moderator 

G. C. Farthing, Clerk. 

W. G. Vickers, Ass't Clerk. 




CIRCULAR LETTER. 

Vlky Dear and Beloved Brethren: — For the first 
time we have met together in an associated capacity, and 
0! may the God of all grace, love, truth and mercy be with 
us all as our Great Moderator to guide and direct us in the 
good old way which our fathers have marked out or set for 
us to follow; for they have been tried and always found to 
work well. Never let us depart from the old landmarks 
which our fathers have set. Just as sure as we do just so 
sure will we get into trouble. 

My dearly beloved Brethren, I have been blessed with 
the privilege oi meeting with you all once more this side of 
the grave, and very likely the last time. I've been spared to 
see my 75th year and have been a poor, sinful and rebelious 
worm of the dust all the days of my life, and instead of 
getting better I can see more and more of my sinfulness 
and imperfections which cause me to exclaim: O! wretched 
man that I am, who shall deliver me from the body of this 
death? I often feel that if my Brethren did only but know 
what a poor, miserable, sinful wretch I am, they couldn't 
fellowship me, for I cannot fellowship my sinful flesh, for 
the things I would I do not, and the things I would not I 
do. I often feel that I have caught the shadow and missed 
the substance, and that I shall yet fall by the hands of Saul. 
But if we suffer no chastisements then are we bastards and 
not sons. I believe the christian has to be tried in the fur- 
nace of affliction so that he may come forth as gold. 

Brethren, I feel that it is all right for us, to keep us low 
in dust and ashes, lest we should be exalted. It is the Lord 
that can build up, and the Lord can tear down, I believe 



beyond a doubt he will do justice to all, and that he will 
be as much justified in the destruction as in the salvation 
of souls. Just and holy are all thy ways, O Lord God Al- 
mighty. There seems, in this day and time, to be too 
many, as we might say, helps of the Lord to do his work, 
and to hasten his work. God's works are ever going on. 
Neither can the puny arm of mortal man hasten or stop 
his work. He will do all his pleasure in heaven and on 
earth, his footstool. Brethren, I know there has been a 
change in me, whether I am right or wrong. As the world 
by nature believe they can do something to justify them- 
selves before God they fly to the law to justify themselves 
by the deeds of the law when it says, by the deeds of the 
law shall no flesh be justified in his sight. Again, cursed is 
every one that continueth not in all things that are written 
in the book of the law to do them. There never has been but 
one and that was Christ Jesus the Lord that did fulfill the 
requirements of the law. That was opened up to my view 
while I was in deep trouble and distress concerning my lost 
and ruined condition; for I firmly believed I had commit- 
ted the unpardonable sin, and would slip my bible and go 
off to the woods, or some secret place, to search or find out 
what the unpardonable sin is, nor could I receive any 
satisfaction; and the verses above named were presented 
to my mind and seemed to deprive me of all my works or 
doing powers. Then I saw there was no mortal being that 
could fulfill the law. It seemed that all my props, as it were, 
had been knocked from under me, and was brought to see 
and feel that there was nothing that I could do to justify 
me in the sight of God. I could not see how God could 
be just and save such a hell-deserving sinner as I was. 
Mine was an outside case, beyond all others. 

I must stop as this looks so much like I feel that I am 
almost tempted to commit it to the flames, as it is so full of 
imperfections, blunders and mistakes, so that I cannot 
blame you for rejecting or throwing it aside. 

Now my dear Brethren, 'I admonish you in the name 



of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to stand fast in the 
doctrine of the prophets and apostles, and of our ancient 
Primitive Brethren who long since have fallen asleep in 
Jesus Christ, and yet they live and their advice and admo- 
nition we should remember and try to follow and not de- 
part from for any man or men-made institutions, gotten up 
to draw away some disciples after them. My dear beloved 
Brethren, I have been spared lo! these many years and I 
have seen for may years that we were in many instances 
departing from the old landmarks which have caused 
sadness and trouble with me, yet I believe the Lord will 
work all things for good to them that love God, whether 
I am of that number or not. 

Now may the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus 
Christ be with us and all the Israel of God in this world 
and that to come, is my prayer for Christ's sake, Amen. 

HARGIS FARTHING. 

STATISTICAL TABLE. 









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J. J. Hall, 1 






Durham 


J. J. Whitfield, [ 
A. B. Williams, J 
James Beck, ") 


Durham, N. C 


36 


1 75 


Dutchville 


Lum Wheeler, [ 


Dutchville, N. C... 


35 


1 00 




W. T. Suit, j 










Wm. Farthing, ) 








Eno 


J. M. Woods, \ 


Durham, N. C 


77 


1 2') 




J. S. Proetor, j 










J. M. Monk, ~) 








Mount Lebanon 


W. J. Bacon, [ 
A. L. Holden, J 
G. T. Powell, \ 


So. Lowell, N. C... 


G7 


1 00 


Cedar Grove, ,.-.. 


J. B. Lowry, J 


Pernell, N. C 


20 


2 00 


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MINUTES 



-OF THE- 



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U Primitive Baptist. Association, 






c< CONVENED WITH THE CHURCH >o 



f| At Fisher's River M. H. 



o< FRIDAY, APRIL 24TH, 1891. >© 



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I Also Minutes of the Same Association Convened with theki! 
Deep Creek Church rAj 

jAT HOLLY SPRING M. H.| 

©< FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23RD, 1891.* fS 



1891 : 

REPUBLICAN STEAM PRINT. 
WINSTON, N. C. 



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The introductory sermon was preached by Elder J. M. 
Wyatt from Acts 15th Chapter 29th Verse. 

After a short intermission the messengers assembled in 
order and after Praise and Prayer by Elder J. D. Draughu, 
letters were received and read from the different Churches and 
their messengers names enrolled as follows : 

Flower Gap.— C. Blackburn, J. H. McCraw.. 

State Road.— J. M. Wyatt. 

Rock House. — A. Cox, A. R.Jones. 

Hogan's Creek.— J. A. Wall. 

Ararat. — (Not represented.) 

Zion Hill — Received by letter from the Mountain Associa- 
tion. Wm, Golding, Messenger. 

Union.— M. G. Harbour, G. O. Key, W. H. Atkinson. 

Liberty— J. W. Jones, R. T. Pilson, L. B. Alberty. 

Stuart's Creek. — J. D. Draught*, II. C. Booker, J. Jackson. 

Tom's Creek. — H. Cain, J. Moran. 

Deep Creek.— J. W. Angel. 

Round Peak. — M. Cain way. 

Volunteer.— J. W. Moore, T. R. Sams. 
' Fisher's River. — G. W. Jones. 

Elk Spur.— A. Gardner, W. A. Hawks. 

Fisher's Gap. — A. Galyen, T. Galyen. 

Cody's Creek. — N. Alberty, (no letter.) 

Rock Spring. — A. C. Woodruff, (visitor without letter.) 

Then called for Correspondents. Elder W. P. Goings from 
the Mountain Association gave evidence of his appointment, 
and Brother Wm. McCraw from New River, (visitor) were in- 
vited and seated in council. 

Then appointed Elder M. G. Harbour, Moderator and 
Elder G. O. Key, Clerk. 

Then appointed Elders J. M. Wyatt, J. D. Draughn and 
Brother H. C. Booker with the Moderator and Clerk a com- 
mittee of arrangements. 

Then appointed Edlers W. P. Goings, M. G. Harbour and 
J. Moran to Preach on Saturday, and Elders G. 0. Key, J. M. 
Wyatt and J. D. Draughn to preach on Sunday. 

Then agreed to meet to-morrow at nine o'clock and that 
preaching commence each day at the stand at 10 o'clock. 

Then adjourned. 



(4) 

Saturday, 25th. 

Met pursuant to adjournment and after praise and prayer 
by Elder H. Cain. Called for the bill of arrangements which was 
received and the committee discharged. 

The business was then disposed of as follows : 

1st. Called the roll of messengers and correspondents, 

2nd. Called upon the Presb3'tery appointed to Ararat 
Church to report, who reported that they attended and set 
apart Brethren J. A. Ashburn and Wm. M. Stone to the work 
of the Gospel Ministry and that Brother R. R. Key was not 
present on account of a broken leg. This report was received 
and the appointment of the same Presbyterv" continued for 
the examination of said Brother Key. 

3rd. Then the Presbytery appointed to visit White Oak 
Spring Church reported that they attended and granted let- 
ters of dismission to the ten members. Five went to Stuart's 
Creek, and five to Tom's Creek Churches. 

4th. In answer to query from Hogan's Creek Church, wc 
advise the Churches to send up their usual amount of contri- 
butions. 

5th. Appointed Elder M. G. Harbour to prepare an obitu- 
ary of Brother J. G.Jones, deceased, to be annexed toourMin- 
utes. 

6th. We advise all the Churches of our Association to 
deal strictly with all members, and exclude any that contin- 
ues to indulge in any violation of the law by Blockading or 
otherwise. 

7th. We offer our thanks to this communit}- for their 
kindness during this Association, 

Then Adjourned. 
G. 0. KEY, Clerk. M, G, HARBOUR, Moderator, 

Preaching. 

Saturday, 1st, Elder W. P, Goings, Text, St. John 1st 
chapter, 14th verse. 

2nd. ElderJ.Moran, Text 1st Corinthians, 20th Chapter. 
3rd Verse. 

3rd. Elder M. G. Harbour, Text, Song of Solomon, 2nd 
Chapter, 10th Verse. 

Sunday 1st. Elder J. M. Wyatt, Text. 1st Timothy, 1st 
Chapter. 8th and 9th Verses- 



(5) 

2nd. Elder G. O. Key, Text, Matthew 12th Chapter, 29th 
Verse. 

3rd. Elder J. D. Draughn, Text, Isaiah 55th Chapter, 

12th Verse. 

G. O. KEY, Clerk. 



MINUTES OF THE SAME ASSOCIATION CONVENED 

WITH DEEP CREEK CHURCH AT HOLLY SPRINGS 

M. H. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23RD, 1891. 

The Introductory Sermon was preached by Elder P. W. 
Williard from Matthew 25th Chapter, 6th Verse. 

After intermission the messengers assembled in order and 
after Praise and' Prayer by Elder F. ]j. Branscomb, letters 
from the churches were received and their reports minuted as 
follows : 

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Liberty, ,..|J. W. Jones, R. T. Pilscm 

Round Peak.. J. B. Norman, W. D. Vaughn. 
Rock Springs. 

Franklin 

Ararat, 

Vounteer 

Stuart's Creek 
State Road.... 



Cody's Creek.. 

Union 

Elk Spur 

Fisher's River 
Flower Gap... 
Hogan'sCre k 
Deep Creek.... 

Zion Hill 

Rock House.. 



A. C. Woodruff, M. Wilbourn 

C.*W. York, R. H. Riggin 

G. Denny, W. M. Stone, A M. Denny.. 

H. D. Mickey, P. H. Tilley 

J. R. Jones 

J. M. Wyatt. B. F. Absher 

Tom's Creek. .jJ. Moran, J. W. Love 

Fisher's Gap.. J. Willey 

Mulberry |A. F. Dodson, R. P. Phillips, S. B. Jones 

A. Marion 

A. M. Denny, W. H. Atkfnson. J. O. Key .. 

A. Gardner, J. J. Ayers 

J. M. Gorden, G. W. Jones 

C. Blackburn, 0. Hawks 

J. A. Wall, F. Ried, W. F. Whitaker. 

J. M. Jones, F. M. Lakey, D. M. Fletcher! 1 

Letter but no Messengers 1 

J. R. Jones, (no letter) 



21,1.00 
231 .75 
10 1.00 
46 1.00 

.30 
1.15 
2.05 
1.25 

.80 
1.00 
1.10 

.50 
1.60 

.75 
1.10 
2-00 

.70 
1.45 
1.00 

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A letter was then received showing that Mulberry Church 
had been duly dismissed from the Mountain Association, and 



(8) 

also a letter from said church asking admission into this Asso- 
ciation, which was received and the Moderator extended the 
right hand of fellowship to their messengers, and they were 
seated as a part of this body. 

Then called for correspondents when the following breth- 
ren reported : From Abbott's Creek, Elder P. W. Williard and 
Brethren N. B. Orrell and W. W. Pickard. 

From Smith's River, Elder J. E. Marshal, 

From New River, Elder F. P. Branscomb. 

From the Mountain. Elder P. K. Robberts. 

From Roaring River Elder Wm. Hall and Brother T. M. 
Joins, with a letter and also a file of their Minutes. All were 
received and seated in council with us. 

Then appointed Elder M. G. Harbour, Moderator and 
Elder A. M. Denny, Clerk. 

Then appointed Eiders Williard, \V vat t, and Robberts to 
oreach on Saturday, and Elders Marshal, Branscomb and 
Hall to preach on Sunday. 

Then appointed Elders J. M. Wyatt, G. 0. Key and G. 
Denny with the Moderator and Clerk a committee of arrange- 
ments. 

Then appointed Brethren I. M.Jones and Osburn Hawks 
a committee of finance. 

Resolved that we meet to-morrow at 9 o'clock and that 
preaching commence each day at 10 o'clock. 

Then adjourned. 

Saturday, 2iru. 

Met pursuant to adjournment, and after Praise and 
Praver bv Brother X. B. Orrell, proceeded to call for the bill of 
arrangements which was read and received and thecommittce 
discharged, and the items of business taken up and disposed 
of as follows : 

1st. Called the roll of messengers and correspondents. 

2nd. Read the constitution and rules of decorum. 
• 3rd. Called upon the Presbytery appointed to Ararat 
Church to report, who reported that they attended on Wed- 
nesday after 1st Sunday in August 1891, and examined 
Brother R. R. Key and set him apart to the ordinances of the 
Gospel Ministry. 

4th. Call for the obituary of Brother J. G. Jones, and also 



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for the circular letter, both of which were received and ordered 
to be annexed to our minutes. 

5th. Appointed Elder A. M. Denn}- to prepare a circular 
letter by our next Fall Association. 

6th. Called upon correspondents appointed to sister As- 
sociations to report who reported that some of the.n attended 
and those who did not were excused. 

7th. Appointed correspondents to sister Associations as 
follows : 

To Abbott's Creek, Elders A. Gardner, C. Blackburn and 
Brother F. M. Lakey. 

To Mayo, Elders C. Blackburn, John Moran, W. H. At- 
kinson and Brother G. W.Jones. 

To Smith's River, Elders M. G. Harbour, G. 0. Key, W. II. 
Atkinson. 

To New River, Elders W. H. Atkinson, J. Moran, I. M. 
Wyatt. 

To the Mountain, Elders G. 0. Key, C. Blackburn and 
Brother J. R, Tones. 

To Center, Elders J. M. Wyatt, A. C. Woodruff and 
Brother B. F. Absher. 

To Roaring River, Elders J. Wilier, J. M. Wyatt, W. H. 
Atkinson and Brother C. W. York. 

To County .Line, Mill Branch, White Oak, Keehukee and 
Little River we send a file of our Minutes. 

8th. Whereas it is manifest to us by a letter received 
from Elder J. D. Draughn and other testimony showing that 
lie has pursued a disorderly course by affiliating with the 
Baptist YaJlev - Association in Y\'est Virginia, which is as we 
are informed and believe a body in disorder; 

We, therefore, as a bod3- declare that we do not allow nor 
endorse such a course at home nor abroad and we as an ad- 
visar}- council admonish Stuart's Creek Church to look well 
after his conduct and bring him to order and report the same 
to our next Association, and that we send a copy of this ac- 
tion to the Landmark for publication. 

9th. Called upon the committee of Finance to report, 
who reported that they received from the churches at this 

time, $20.95 

The Clerk reports a remainder from last rear 19.15 

Making a total fund of $40.10 



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10th. Query: What is the duty of a deacon and what 
are they ordained unto ? Answer : To take the care of the 
Church in the absence of a minister and look after the needs 
of their pastor and the poor of the church. 

11th. We add to the 5th article of our last Spring min- 
utes as follows : We ask all our corresponding brethren to 
labor with us in their Associations to the same end. 

12th. Agreed that our next Association be held with the 
Church at Zion Hill, 9 miles west of Mt. Airy and about 10 or 
12 miles North of Dobson, Surry county, N. C, to commence 
on Friday before the 4th Sunda\ r in April 1892, and that our 
next Fall Association be held with the Church at Tom's Creek, 
near Westfield, Surry county N. C, to commence on Friday 
before the 4th Sunday in October 1892. 

13th. Agreed that the clerk have 1000 copies of these 
minutes printed and distribute them as usual and that he 
have $10 for his services. 

14th. We offer a resolution of thanks to the brethren and 
friends of this community for their kindness during this Asso- 
ciation. 

Then adjourned. 
A. M. DENNY, Clerk. M. G. HARBOUR, Moderator. 

PREACHING. 

Saturday 1st, Elder J. M. Wyatt, Text, 2nd Timothy, 1st 
Chapter, 8th and 9th Verses. 

2nd. Elder P. K. Robberts, Text, Revelations, 28th Chap- 
ter, 1st and 2nd Verses. 

3rd. Elder P. W. Williard, Text, Matthew 11th chapter, 
7th Verse. 

Sunday. 1st, Elder J. E .Marshal, Text, "These Words 
Spake Jesus and Lifted Up His Eyes," &c. 

2nd. Elder F. P. Branscomb, Text, Romans 6th Chapter, 
23rd Verse. 

3rd. Elder Wm. Hall, Text, Revelations 22nd Chapter 
1st Verse. A. M. DENNY, Clerk. 



o< OBITUARY. >o 

John G. Jones was born in Patrick county, Va., on the 19th 
day of April 1824. He was the son of Elder John Jones, who 
.about the year 1830 moved to Surr}' county, N. C, where the 
subject of this notice was raised to manhood, and on the 4th 
day of December 1845 he was married to Miss Maletha M. 
Davis. She bore him 12 children, seven of whom belong to 
the Primitive Baptist Church. 

He lived with the wife of his youth with much and affec 
donate attachments until the 29th day of rebruary, 1884 
when death took from him his dear companion, leaving him 
and his children with man}' others to mourn their loss, but 
on the 26th day of August 1884, he married Miss Nancy M. 
Lawrence who was also a devoted and true companion with 
whom he spent the remainder of his da}'S. He professed a 
hope in Christ in early life but did not attach himself to the 
Church until on the ingathering of the arm of Hogan's Creek 
at Union he joined on Saturday before the 3rd Sunday in Feb- 
ruar}^ 1888, and at the constitution of the Church was cho- 
sen and ordained to the office of Deacon, which he filled with 
faithfulness and abilitv' till his death. He was a man of good 
morals, a kind husband and father. His house was well fur- 
nished and a welcome home for his brethren and mam- friends 
as well as strangers. 

His death was caused by Hernia and took place on the 
23rd day of January 1891. His sufferings during his sickness 
was very great, while he bore with much patience, manifest- 
ing his faith in Christ to his last hours. Thus another pres- 
ious jewel is gone from our midst. His companion and chil- 
dren, the church and many othei dear friends mourn theirloss, 
But God has seen fit to take him from this "troublesome world 
to himself where he Is free from all the storms and trials of 
this suffering world where the wicked cease to trouble and 
the weary are at rest. There to join with the redeemed num- 
ber that have gone before around the Throne of God in praising 
the one triune God in a world that shall never end. 

We extend our sympath}' to Sister Jones and at her re- 
quest add the following verse : 

What peaceful hours I once enjo}-ed, 
How sweet their memory still ; 
But they have left an aching void, 
The world can never fill. 

M. G. HARBOUR. 



<K CIRCULAR LETTER. * 

Dear Brethren : — Being appointed to write a letter tc 
annex to our minutes I proceed to the task trusting with a 
praj'erful heart that God may sanctify the honor to His holy 
name and the well being of His church. 

Brethren my hearts desire and prayer to God for Isreal is 
that they might be saved. Romans the 1 Oth and 15th Verses. 

The apostle bears them record that they have a zeal of 
God but not according to knowledge. 

The apostle assigns the reason why this was the case,#J 
they being ignorant of God's righteousness and going about | 
to establish their own righteousness. Wherefore, because 
they sought it not by faith, but as it were bv the works of the I 
law which was not intended to give life, but only to govern 1 
us in precept and example while under the law. The man 
that doeth these things shall live 103- them, sin being a trans- j 
gression of the law and when sin is finished it brings forth 
death then the law knows no mercy and Mount Sinai cries j 
this mountain is no hiding place. Then the apostle affirms } 
that the commandment which was ordained unto life he found 
to be unto death, when the law came sin revived and I died, 
manifesting the penalty of all unrighteousness to the honor j 
and glory of God. The law being spiritual thus he said I am 
carnal sold unto sin. Then the carnal mind is enmity against 
God, not subject to his law; to be carnally minded is death. 

Now brethren this same apostle tells the whole house oi 
Israel how he was delivered from the binding influence of the 
law of sin and death. He says the law of the spii it of life in : 
Christ, hath made me free from the law of sin and death. 

Then brethren when dwelling in the region and shadow of 
death light is come for out of Zion the perfection of beauty 
God hath shined unto our hearts to give the light of the 
knowledge of God in the face of Jesus Christ and this is life 
eternal that they might know God and Jesus Christ whom he 
hath sent, thence no more under the law but now under grace, 
for grace reigned to eternal life through Christ to every one 
that believe to the Jew first and also to the Greek and all that 
are afar off even as many as the Lord otsr God shall call, for 
in that day the great trumpet shall be blown and the}' that 
are ready to perish shall come and shall obtain joy and glad- 
ness and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. 

So brethren let us reckon ourselves dead indeed into sin 
and alive unto God, for our lives are hid with Christ in God 
and when Christ who is our lives shall appear then we shall 
appear with him in glory. So brethren let us glorify God in 
spirit and in body in precept and in example while we live, for 
they that sow to the spirit shall of the spirit reap life everlast- 
ing. Brethren let us avoid every appearance of evil, give the 
adversary no room to speak reproachful of us. 

In conclusion I hope to meet all the redeemed family of 
God in ultimate glory there to adcre his praise forever, where 
congregations never break up and Sabbaths never end. 

GABRIEL DENNY. 





NAMES OF MINISTERS AND THEIR POST OFFICE ADDRESS. 




NAME 


POST OFFICE 


STATE 


M. G. Harbour, 


Copeland, Surrv Countv, 


N, C. _ 


Nathan Alberty, 


Rjsk, . " ' 


" 


T. J. Lawson, 


Edwardsville, " 


" 


J..D. Draughn, 


White Plains " 


" 


Gabriel Denny, 


Pilot MountV 


•• 


C. B. Denny, - - - 


" '• " 


" 


Wm. M. Stone, - - 


" " 


" 


A. M. Denny, - - - 


Stonv Ridge, " 


•' 


"Henry Shore, - - j 


Charitv, 


" 


Henderson Cain, - - j 


Wcstfield, 


" 


John Willey, - - - 


Low Gap, 


" 


*C. J. Draughn, 


White Plains, " 


" 


*Hugh Creed, -'■-.- 1 


Low Gap, 


" , 


Wm. H. Atkinson, - 


Ash Hill, 


" 


*G. W. Jones, - - - ' 


White Plains, " 




*T. P. Nixon, - - - 


Kapp's Mills, " 


" 


G. 0. Kev, - - - 


Ash Hill, 


,l 


R. R. Key, - - - 


" •' " 




j. A. Ashburn, 


Bliss. 




A. C. Woodruff, - - 


Boonville, Yadkin " 




John Moran, - - - 


Big Creek, Stokes 


" 


Alexander Moran, - 


Danburv, 


" 


J. M. Wyatt, - - - 


State Road Surry 


" 


*B. F. Absher, 


Austin, Wilkes 


,l 


*S. C. Jones, - 


Winston, Forsyth 


i i 


C, Blackburn, - - 


Aaron, Carrol 


Y;.. 


A. Gardner, - 


Fancy Gap, " 


" 









Licentiates marked thus*^ 

Price of printing these Minutes $14. 00. 

Clerks Fee, - - 10.00. 



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Commencing Saturday Before the First Sunday in October, 1892. 



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PROCEEDINGS. 

The Introductory Sermon was preached by Elder M. T. Lawrence, 
from 1st Epistle of Paul to Timothy, 1st chapter, 5 and 6 verses. 

After a short intermission the Association organized by appointing 
Elder S. Hassell, Moderator, and M. T. Lawrence Clerk, S. W. Outter- 
bridge and Wm. Slade, Assistant Clerks. 

Visiting ministers and brethren from sister Associations were invited 
to seats. 

The following committees were appointed ; 

On arrangements of preaching, the Moderator and Clerk and breth- 
ren, D. W. Cobb, and W. N. Mayo. 

On finance and distribution of Minutes, brethren B. I. Alsbrook and 
McBrantley. 

Elders J. M. Harris and J. T. Coats preached at the stand to-day. 

Letters from thirty-seven churches were read and names of Messen- 
gers and standing of churches enrolled in table of churches. 

Called for correspondence, when the following were received ; 

White Oak— Elders L. H. Hardy, B. H. Wooten and N. M. White. 
Minutes. 

Contentnea — Elders B. C. Pitt and J. W. Gardner, and brethren T. 
C. Hart, R. E. Adams, J. W. Dawson and Minutes. 

Country Line — Elder J. M. Harris and brother J. W. Gilliam. 

Black Creek — Elders P. D. Gold, J. F. Farmer and brothers S. D. 
Boykin and W* M. Boykiu. 

Little River — Elders J. E. Adams, J. T. Coats and H. J. Turlington, 
and W. J. Stevenson. 

Toisnot — Elders A, J. Moore, D. A. Mewborn and brethren M. Hor- 
ton and G. T. i)aniel. 

Eno — Brother G. C. Farthing and Minutes, 

Baltimore — Minutes. 

Mountain District — Minutes. 

Mill Branch — Minutes. 

Upatoie — Minutes. 

New River. — Minutes. 

Corresponding Virginia — Minutes. 

Abbott's Creek Union — Minutes. 

Warwick — Minutes. 

Salisbury — Minutes. 

Delaware — Minutes. 

Delaware River — Minutes. 

Ocmulgee — Minutes. 

Staunton River. — Minutes. 

Mayo — Minutes. 

Elder Samuel Moore was appointed to write a corresponding letter to 
be attached to these Minutes- 
Petitionary letters called for, when a church by the name of Salem, 
in Nash county, asked to be received. Messengers I. W. Bass and J. 
H. Green. Number in fellowship five. Fourth Sunday. Fifty cents- 
paid. 



Resolved that our next Association be held with the church at Flatty 
Creek, and that Elder S. Hassell preach the Introductory Sermon and 
Elder M. T. Lawrence be his Alternate. Worship to commence at 11 
o'clock a. in. Adjourned to 9 a. m., Monday. Worship to commence 
at 10 o'clock a. m. to-morrow. 

Sunday, October 2nd, 1892. 

Elder A. J. Moore introduced the services of the day and preached 
from 10th chapter of John, 14, 15 and 16 verses: "I am the good shep- 
herd and know my sheep and am known of mine. As the Father know- 
eth me even so know I the Father ; and I lay down my life for the sheep. 
And other sheep I have which are not of this fold ; them also I must 
bring and they shall hear my voice ; and there shall be one fold and one 
shepherd. 

Elder A. N. Hall followed and preached from the 22nd chapter, 29th 
verse of Jere. : "O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the Lord." 

After a recess of an hour Elder L. H. Hardy continued the services 
and preached from 20th chapter Matthew, 28th verse: "Even as the son 
of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister and give his life 
a ransom for many." 

The preaching was of the apostolic order and in demonstration of the 
spirit and of power, and was listened to with marked attention. May it 
bring forth fruit to the honor and glory of the God of Israel. 

Monday, October 3rd, 1892. 

The Association assembled and was opened with praise and prayer by 
Elder D. A. Mewborn and proceeded to business. 

The names of messengers were called over and those absent marked 
in table of churches. 

Elders P. D. Gold and J. W. Gardner preached at the stand to-day. 

The corresponding letter was called for and read and ordered to be 
attached to these Minutes. 

The committee on finance reported as follows: ■ 

In hand of Treasurer at last Association, $49 90 

Paid for printing Minutes and postage, ^34 25 

Clerks' fees, 15 00 

$49.25 

Balance in hand of Treasurer, 05 

Received from the churches this year, ,... 52 90 

In hands of Treasurer, $53 55 

Report received and committee discharged. 

The following brethren were appointed Messengers to sister Associa- 
tions : 

To Country Line — To be held at Storie's Creek, Person county, N. 
C, Elders W. A. Ross, S. Hassell and G. D. Robinson. 

Baltimore — Minutes. 

Contentnea — Elder W. A. Ross. 

White Oak— Elders G. D. Robinson and W. B. Strickland. 

Black Creek— Elder W. A. Ross. 

Toisnot — Elders W. A. Ross, S. Hassell and B. Greenwood, and 
brethren Outterbridge and Bass. 

Abbott's Creek, seven miles from Ashboro, 1ST. C. — Elders W. A. Ross 



and S. Hassell. 

Little River — Elders M. T. Lawrence and W. A. Ross. 

Eno— Elder W. A. Bass. 

Resolved that we correspond by Minutes with the following Associa- 
tion : Delaware River, Delaware, Virginia Corresponding, Chemung, 
Mountain District, Warwick, Salisbury, Mill Branch, Fisher's River, 
Upatoie, Ocmulgee, Mayo, Etcheconnee, Primitive Ebenezer, Centre 
District and New River. 

The committee appointed to investigate the condition of the church at 
Beaver Dam called on to report. 

The committee appointed to investigate the condition of the church at 
Bethlehem, Pasquotank county, N. C, called on to report. 

From the best informatton the church at Beaver Dam has become ex- 
tinct and no property to be found belonging to said church. 

Committee appointed to investigate the condition of the church at 
Bethlehem, Pasquotank, reported that there were only six members. 

The report of the committees received and they discharged. 

Resolved that Elder L. S. Ross be appointed to write a biography of 
Elder Albert Cart-wright, to be attached to the Minutes. 

Resolved that the list of the churches of our Association with which 
the Association has been held since its organization be attached to the 
Minutes. 

Resolved that we return thanke to God and the brethren and sisters 
in this vicinity for the liberal hospitality shown us in the entertainment 
of this Association. 

Resolved that this Association discountenances, forbids and condemns 
all kind of tradeing and misbehaviour on or around the Association 
ground, and will in the future punish the same to the full extent of the 
law. 

Resolved that our Clerk have two thousand five hundred copies of 
the Minutes printed and distributed to the churches as heretofore and 
record one copy on our records, and that he be allowed $15.00 for his 
services. 

The Association then adjourned to the time and place appointed. 

SYLVESTER HASSELL, Moderator. 
M. T. Lawrence, Clerk 
S. W. Outtekbridge, William Slade, Ass't Clerks. 



The follow brethren agresd to preach for the church at South Quay. 
this year. 

Elder J. W. Johnson, in November. Elder L-. E. Everett, in May. 

Elder B. Greenwood, in December. Elder M. T. Lawrence, in June. 

Elder W. B. Strickland,..- in January. Elder S Hassell, in July. 

Elder J. D. Armstrong, in February. Elder J. D. Eoberson, in August. 

Elder J. E. Adams, in March. ' Elder \V. F. Staton, in September. 

Elder S. Moore, in April. ^ 

Names of Ministers and Their Post- Office Address. 

J. I. Ambrose, Cresswell, N. C. 

J. D. Armstrong, Rocky Mount, " 

A. J. Austin, , Powell's Point, " 

W. E. Bellamy, Enfield, 

Stephen Biggs, Creswell, " 



David Carter, Pungo River, 

*C. G, Dowdy, Harbinger, 

*W. E. Creen, Rocky Mount, 

B. Greenwood, Wilson, 

N. H. Harrison, Plymouth, 

Sylvester Hassell, Williamston, 

David House, Greenville, 

E. T. Hudson, Swan Quarter, 

J. W. Johnson, Tarboro, 

*Lawrence Johnson Tarboro, 

James H. Latham, Acresville, 

M. T. Lawrence, Hamilton, 

Charles Meads, Weeksville, 

*John S, Meads, Weeksville, 

Samuel Moore, Bethel , 

*Jas. E. Moore, Williamston, 

Henry Peal Williamston, 

Wm. A. Ross, Greenville, 

Jno. L. Ross, Stokes, 

L. S. Ross, .Swan Quarter, 

Geo. D. Roberson, Robersonville, 

Levi Rogerson, ...Williamston, 

J. N. Rogerson, Williamston, 

W. F. Staton, Scotland Neck, 

W. B. Strickland, Scotland Neck, 

D. W. Topping, Pantego, 

*M. D. Twiford, East Lake, 

L. E. Everett, Washington, 

Licentiates marked * 



Names of Churches, Clerks and th eir Post- Offices. 

Bear Grass, W. L. Baily Williamston, N. C. 

Bethlehem, (Tyrrell) Ellsbury Sexton, Columbia, " 

Bethlehem, (Pasquotank) Elder Charles Meads Weeksville, " 

Beaulah, J. W. Lupton, Sladeville, " 

Briery Swamp, W. H. Williams, Oakley, " 

Concord, Woodson Ambrose, Creswell, " 

Cbnoho, N. K. Pippen, Conoho. " 

Conoeta, W. H. Andrews, Conoeta, " 

Coinjock, , Pierce Hampton, Coinjock Bridge, " 

Cross Roads, N. M. Worsely, Conoho, " 

Cypress Grove, B. K. Davis, Leachville, " 

Deep Creek J. L. Whitehead, Scotland Neck, " 

Elim, C. C. Aydlette Harbinger, " 

Falls Tar River M. B. Williford, Rocky Mount, " 

Flat Swamp, ...J. A. Robinson, Robersonville, " 

Flatty Creek, H. C. Boyd, Weeksville, 

Great Swamp Leonidas Flemming, Greenville, " 

Hopeland, I. W. Bass, Whitakers, " 

Hamilton, J. C. Hoard, Hamilton, " 

Jamesville, Marcellus Stubbs, Jamesville, " 

Kehukee, B. I. Allsbrook, Scotland Neck, " 

Lawrence, J. M. Howell, Tarboro, " 

Lebanon, Edward Twiford, East Lake, " 

Morattock, J. McBowen, Plymouth, " 

North Creek W. B. Brinn Yatesville, 

Providence, W. T. Beachman, Kitty Hawk, " 

Pungo, ,...H. L. Davis, Pungo, " 

Rocky Swamp ; J. N. Shearin, Heathville, " 

Sandy Grove, McBrantly, Spring Hope, •' 

Singleton, R. V. Warters, Washington, " 



Skewarkey, Eli Taylor Williamston, " 

South Mattamuskeet, Phillip M. Carrowan, Swan Quarter, " 

South Quay, J. B. Johnson, Windsor, Va. 

Sparta, Mrs. Hettie Night, Old Sparta, N. C. 

Smithwick's Creek, W. H. Daniel, Williamston, " 

•Spring Green, S. W. Outterbridge, Robersonville, " 

Salem, I. W. Bass, Whitakers, 

Tarboro, J. A. Cobb Falkland, 

List Of Churches With Which The Kehukee Association Has Been Held 
Since Its Organization In 1165. 



When 
Constituted 



1829, 
1794, 
1803, 
1803, 

About 1810, 
T7-57, 
1776, 
1790, 
1795, 
1879, 
1742. 

About 1795, 
1791, 

About 1800, 
1787, 
1795, 
1 785, 
1803, 
1811, 
1819, 
1804, 



Name. 



About 



Bear Grass, 

Conoho, 

Coneoto, 

Cross Roads, 

Deep Creek, 

Falls Tar River, 

Flat Swamp 

Flatty Creek, 

Great Swamp,... 

Hopeland, 

Kehukee, 

Lawrence's 

Morattock, 

North Creek 

Skewarkey, 

S. Mattamuskeet 

South Quay, 

Smithwick's C'k, 
Spring Green,... 

Tarboro, 

William's , 



When the Association Met With Them. 



1SS5. 
1803, 
1829, 
1S0S, 
1819, 
1775, 
1791, 
1797, 
1801, 
1886. 
1765, 
1823, 
1809, 
1820, 
1793, 
1S76. 
1786. 
1872, 
1S3S, 
1882. 
1813, 



1816, 
1841, 
1822, 
1S54, 
1788, 
1831, 
1888. 



1832, 1852, 1S67, 1SS9. 

1855, 1864, 1892. 

1834, 1S45, I860, 1873. 

1870. 

1800,1817, 1825,1833", 1843, 1857, 1S66. 1S74, 1890. 

1853, 1869, 1883. 



1812, 1824, 1836, 1848, 1863, 1S6S, 1891, 



1772. 
1837, 
1814. 

1828. 
1806, 

1840, 

1881. 
1847, 

1846, 



1785, 1810, 1S27, 1844, 1S65, 1878". 
1850, 1858, 1871. 
1830, 1S49, 1880. 

1818, 1826, 1835, 1842, 1859, 1887. 

1S56, 18S4. 

1S62, 1S79. 

1861, 1875. 



Thus the Association has been held 11 times at the Falls of Tar River ; 8 times at Great 
Swamp, Kehukee and Shewarkey ; 6 times at Conoho and Cross Roads ; 5 times at Conoe- 
to, Flat Swamp, Lawrence's and Morattock ; 4 times at South Quay and William's ; 
3 times at Deep Creek ; 2 times at Flatty Creek, North Creek and Smithwick's : once at 
Bear Grass, Hopeland, South Mattamuskeet and Tarboro ; and not at all with the other 18 
churches The Falls and Great Swamp have had the Association on an average of once in 
12 years ; Skewarkey and and Hopeland, in 13 years ; Cross Roads in 15 years ; Kehukee 
and Conoho in 16 years; Conoeto in 17 years ; Lawrence's in 19 years ; Morattock in 20 
years ; William's in 22 years ; Flat Swamp in 23 ; South Quay and Deep Creek in 27 years; 
Smithwick's Creek in 44 years : Flatty Creek in 51 ; Bear Grass in 63 years ; Tarboro in 
73 years, and South Mattamuskeet in 97 years. Of the 18 churches that have not had the 
Association to meet with them two are nearly extinct (Bethlehem, in Pasquotank county, 
and Coinjock,) 10 othera are so distant from the most of the churches as too inconvenient to 
reach ( Bethlehem, in Tyrrell county, Beulah, Concord, Cypress Grove, Elim, Lebanon, 
Providence, Pungo, Rocky Swamp and Sandy Grove ;) two others have been recently con- 
stituted, (Hamilton and Singleton); one other asked for the Association in 1887 (Sparta,) 
and the three others (Briery Swamp, Jamesville and White Plains) may have asked for it 
at some time, but I am not able to say when. S. HASSELL. 

CORRESPONDING LETTER. 
The Kehukee Baptist Association convened with the church at Co 
noeta, Edgecombe county, N. C, on Saturday before the first Lord's 
day in October, 1892, and was highly favored with able ministers of the 
New Testament to declare unto us the way of salvation, which is by 
grace from first to last. Dear brethren, we should feel thankful to our 
God for such wonderful blessings of coming together in peace and fel- 
lowship one with another and to hear the gospel preached by his dear 
servants. Dear brethren, we would admonish you to stand fast in the 
liberty wherewith Christ has made us free, and be not entangled with 
the yoke of bondage. We beseech you that ye walk worthy of the voca- 



tion wherewith ye are culled with all lowliness and meekness, with long- 
suffering forbearing one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity 
of the spirit in the bond of peace. Dear brethren, this bond of peace is 
the bond of love, as long as we love our brother this bond cannot be 
broken. Blessed be the tie that binds our hearts in christian love. 

Our next Association is appointed to set with the church at Flatty 
Creek, Pasquotank county, N. C, at which time and place we hope to 
meet many of you. 

Finally, brethren, be of good comfort, be of one micd and the God of 
peace and love shall be with you all. Amen. 

S. HASSELL, Moderator. 

OBITUARY. 

At half past twelve o'clock Friday evening, June 3rd, 1892, Elder Albert Oartwright 
at the residence of Mr John W. Jester, in Swan Quarter, N. C, after a severe illness of rive 
days, and in the seventy-six year of his age gently fell asleep in the arms or his most mer- 
ciful Redeemer. He was born July 3rd, 1816, on the north side of Mattamuskeet Lake, 
Hyde county, N. C, at which place he lived until a few years after the late war, when he 
moved to a settlement called Rose Bay in same county to be more central among the 
churches he served. At his death he had the pastoral care of three churches, two in Hyde 
and one in Tyrrell counties, and when not providentially hindered, was ever faithful' in 
attending them to the edifying of his brethren and the honor of his Lord and Master. 

In 1841 he was married to Miss Nancy M, Jordan, who it is said was a great beauty of 
her day, and with whom he lived happily for nearly fifty-three years, or until they were 
separated by his death. When they had lived together fifty years their children gave them 
a golden wedding, to which their neighbors and friends were invited and were present to 
partake of the fine costly supper which they gave them. The writer of this sketch was 
present and enjoyed the occasion very much, in singing and praying with them and ad- 
dressing the people relative to that special occasion. 

From the union of the above couple were born several children — the exact number I do 
not know — only three survive him, one son and two daughters, with several grand-child- 
ren. Our beloved brother was received in fellowship of the Primitive Baptist church on 
Saturday before the first Sunday in May, 1851, and was baptized on the following clay by 
Elder G. W. Cara wan. Sometime after he united with the church he felt called by" his 
divine Master to preach the gospel of the son of God, which he did very acceptably to his 
brethren the remainder of his days. 

Returning from meeting at Juniper Bay, Elder Greenwood'sappointment Sunday even- 
ing, in company with my wife and myself, he and wife stopped out of a shower of rain, at 
the house of Mr. Jester, and during the night he was taken very sick with a chill ami 
vomiting, and was no better next morning. Dr. Credle was sent for, and came and did 
all in his power to relieve him, but all human efforts w r ere vain . He gradually kept sinking 
until Friday a little past the middle of the day, which was the 3rd of June, the Lord whom 
he so much loved and served called his faithful servant away from earth to Heaven where 
for him there will be no more suffering, pain and sorrow, but all will be pleasure, joy and 
peace for ever. He doubtless called his agad servant away from the evil to come, to re- 
ceive the crown of righteousness which was laid up in Heaven for him and for all that 
love the appearing of our Lord Jesus. 

On the following day his remains were conveyed to the north side of the Lake near 
Bethel church, to the house of a friend, where it remained foi the night, and on Sunday 
morning, first Sunday in June, and the time of the church's quarterly meeting — was taken 
in the church house, where Elder E. P. Hudson preached a sermon to a congregation num- 
bering, I suppose, five or six hundred. After services were ended, the pallbearers con- 
veyed the corpse of the dear brother to the grave in the church yard to its lasting resting 
place on earth, where it will remain until the morning of t ne last day, when the body thus 
sown in weakness and dishonor, will be raised in power and glory, where its iaheritance 
will be pure and undefiled, enjoying the blissful presence of his Lord forever. May Divine 
grace prepare us to meet our dear brother there. 

Elder Cartwrignt was deservedly beloved by all the brotherhood that knew him and 
even other denominations and the world generally spoke well of him, carrying out the 
Psalmist's declaration, "that even the rich among the people shall entreat thy favor." A 
man of this class said at the burial that he wanted to all join together and build a monu- 
ment to his memory. Such is the result, my brethren, of leaving a good name for honor, 
virtue and honesty These are the fruits of Christianity whichjjwjll perpetuate a name, when 
the high shaft raised by man to the honor of man will crumble away and be forgotten 
The memory of our brother is specially dear to me from the fact 'hat lie baptized me, and 
he also was one of the Presbytery that ordained me and was, spiritually to me, as a. father 
to a son. May the memory of his virtues sink deep into our hearts and may we follow his 
footsteps as he followed Christ. L. S. ROSS. 



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MINUTES 



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63RD Annual Session 



OF THE 



LITTLE RIVER 




CONVENED WITH THE CHURCIf. AT 



SALEM MEETING HOUSE, JOHNSTON CO,, N, C 



September 23rd, 24th and 25th, 1892. 



Landmark Steam Printing House, 

Wilson, N. C. 

1892. 



PROCEEDINGS. 

1st. The introductory sermon was delivered by Eld. J. T. Coats from 
Boai. 8th chapt. 33rd verse. "Who shall lay anything to the charge of 
God's elect? It is God that justifieth." 

2nd. After a short recess the brethren came together, and, after praise 
and prayer by Eld. Jno. D. Scott, the Association was organized, by 
appointing Elder. J. T. Coats Moderator, and Eld. J. A. T. Jones O'k. 
who called to his assistance Bro. Jno. Stephenson. 

3rd. Appointed Brethren G. S. Wilson and S. B. Surles a committee 
on Finance. 

4th. Then invited all corresponding and visiting brethren from 
sister Associations to take seats with us. 

5th. Appointed Elder J. D. Armstrong (Kehukee Association) and 
Bro. T. C. Hart (Contentnea Association) to preach at the stand to-day. 

6th. Called for corresponding and visiting brethren from Sister As- 
sociations : — 

From Country Line — Brother J. W. Gilliam (visitor) and a file of 
minutes. 

From White Oak — Elder B. H. Wooten and a file of minutes. 

From Kehukee — Elder J. D. Armstrong and a file of minutes. 

From Abbott's Creek Union — A file of minutes. 

From Mill Branch — A file of minutes. 

From Black Creek — Brethren Bunyan Smith, J. H. Creech, messen- 
gers, and Elders P. D. Gold and J. D. Scott and brethren H. Boykin, 
W. M. Boykin, and others (visitors) and a file of minutes. 

From Contentnea — Elders B. W. Williams, J. W. Gardner and T. C. 
Hart and brother T. W« Wells and a file of minutes. 

From Mayo — Not represented. 

From Fisher's Biver — A file of minutes. 

From Staunton Biver — Not represented. 

From Seven Mile — Brother Josiah Eldridge and a file of minutes. 

From Toisnot — Not represented. 

From Eno — Elder G. B. Powell messenger and Brother G. T. Pow- 
ell (visitor) and a file of minutes. 

7th. Then called for letters from the churches composing this Asso- 
ciation, letters handed in, read, and their contents noted in the Statisti- 
cal Table. (See Table.) 

8th. Then called for petitionary lettlers ; none presented. 

9th. Then appointed corresj^onding Messengers to Sister Associations. 

To Kehukee — Elder J, E. Adams and W. J. Stephenson. A file of 
minutes. 

To Country Line — Elder J. E. Adams and Brother Seth Woodall. 
A file of Minutes. 

To White Oak— Elder J. E. Adams and W. J. Stephenson. A file 
of minutes. 

To Contentnea — Elders J. E. Adams, H. F. Peedin and J. T. Coats. 
A file of minutes. 

^ To Mill Branch.— Elder J. E. Adams, Brother W. G. Turner. A 
file of minutes. 



To Black Creek— Elders H. F. Peedin, J. A. T. Jones, S. H. Braddy, 
and Brethren W. H. Lassiter, Jno. Stephenson, W. B. Godwin. A file 
of Minutes. 

To Mayo — A file of minutes. 

To Seven Mile— Elders H. F. Peedin, J. A. T. Jones, S. H. Braddy 
and brethren G. S. Wilson, J. P. Creech, and a file of minutes. 

To Toisnot — A file of minutes. 

To Eno — Brethren Seth Woodall, James R. Young and J. B. Hardie 
and a file of minutes. 

10th. Then called on corresponding brethren to sister Associations to 
to report. The brethren generally attended and those who did not were 
excused. 

11th. Moved and carried, that the Committe on Finance take charge 
of the minutes from sister Associations, and prepare them for proper dis- 
tribution to the churches of this Association. 

12th. Moved and carried, that the Officers of the Association, together 
with the Messengers from Salem Church, be appointed a committe to ar- 
range for prea3hing. 

13th. Appointed preachers to preach to-morrow : Elders J. W. 
Gardner, T. C. Hart, (Contentnea Association) G. B. Powell (Eno As- 
sociation) and J. D. Armstrong (Kehukee Association). 

14th. Appointed our next Association to be held with the Church at 
Bethany Meeting House, Johnston Co., N. C. to commence on Friday 
before the last Sunday in September 1893, and that Elder James Wilson 
preach the introductory sermon, and Elder J. A. T. Jones be his alter- 
nate; worship to begin at ll'oclock a. m. 

15th. Then adjourned until Saturday Morning lOo 'clock a. m., Bene- 
diction by Elder James Wilson. 

Saturday Morning. 

16th. Met according to adjournment, praise and prayer by Elder P. D. 
Gold. 

17th. Again called for corresponding and visiting brethren, when 
brother G. T. Powell of the Eno Association came torward and took 
a seat with us. 

18th. Then called on the Committee on Finance to report, committee 
reported : 

Received from the churches this year $29 10 

Balance from last year $00,00 

Total $29.10 

Report received and committe discharged. 

Paid for printing these minutes and postage $1000 

Paid Clerk for services , $1200 

Distributed to visiting ministers $7.10 

Leaving a balance of , $00.00 

19th. Appointed Elder J. A. T. Jones to transcribe and superintend 
the printing of these minutes, have 1100 copies printed, and distribute 
them as best he can, and enter a copy on our Associational record, send 
50 copies to Kehukee ; 35 to Country Line ; 40 to Contentnea ; 30 to 
White Oak ; 20 to Abbott's Creek Union ; 20 to Fisher's River ; 20 to 
Staunton River ; 23 to Mayo ; 20 to Mill Branch ; 30 to Black Creek ; 



20 to Seven Mile ; 15 to Toisnot ; 20 to Eno ; and that he be allowed the 
usual fee for his services. 

20. Appointed preachers to preach to-morrow as follows : Elder 
W. B. Williams (Contentnea Association,) Elders Jno. D. Scott and P. 
D. Gold (Black Creek Association.) 

21st. Then agreed to extend thanks to the brethren and friends of the 
surrounding community for their kindness shown in supporting the As- 
sociation. 

22nd. Moved and carried that the church at Neuse be given until 
our next Association to set themselves right before this Association. 

23rd. Moved and carried, that the Moderator of this Association ap- 
point a committe of three to confer with Neuse church, or Messengers 
appointed by that church, concerning trouble there, in order that peace, 
union and fellowship may be preserved, and that said committe report 
the result to our next Association. The Moderator appointed Elder 
James Wilson and Brethren Seth Woodall and N. E. Allen. 

24th. Moved and carried that Elders J. T. Coats and J. A. T. Jones 
be added to said Committee. 

25th. Moved and carried that balance of funds in the hands of the 
Clerk, after defraying the expenses of the Association, be distributed to 
the visiting ministers. 

26th. Then adjourned until Sunday morning 10 o'clock, a. m. Praise 
and benediction by Elder W. B. Williams. 

The following Elders preached to-day : T. C. Hart preached 
from Ephesiam 3 : 8, "Unto me, who am less than the least of all 
saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the 
unsearchable riches of Christ." Elder J. W. Gardner from Matthew 
4 : 19, "And he saith unto them, follow me, and I will make you fishers 
of men." Elder G. B. Powell from Hebrews 13 :8, "Jesus Christ the 
same yesterday, and to-day, and forever." Elder J. D. Armstrong from 
St. John 14 : 20, "At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, 
and ye in me, and I in you." 

Sunday Morning. 

Elder W. B. Williams opened the services of the day and preached 
from Judges 3 : 20, "I have a message from God unto thee." Elder J. 
D. Scott followed from no particular text : Elder P. D. Gold concluded 
the services of the clay and preached from Romans 5 : 14, "Nevertheless, 
death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned 
after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that 
was to come." 

The services of the day were closed by the Moderator, Elder J. T. 
Coats, who gave a faithflffl admonition to the brethren, and also by sing- 
ing Hymn 613, (Lloyd's Selection of Primitive Hymns.) The congre- 
gation was large, and very well behaved, and marked attention was paid 
to the preached word. The brethren seemed to enjoy a feast from the 
presence of the Lord. We hope a divine Blessing may follow, and the 
name of God be glorified. 

ELDER J. T. COATS, Moderator. 
J. A. T. Jones, Clerk. 
Jno. Stephenson, Ass't Clerk. 



DISTRIBUTION OF MINUTES TO THE CHURCHES. 



CHURCHES. 


Distribution of 
Minutes. 


POST OFFICE. 


CARE OF 


Bethany, 


50 
15 
35 
10 
40 
45 
10 
30 
25 
30 
30 
20 
40 
15 
40 
35 
50 
35 
40 


Pine Level, 


Alex Wiggs. 
J. B Hardie. 


Bethel/ 


Itiner, 


Clement, 


Spilona, 


W. H. Lassiter. 


Elizabeth, 


Little River Academy, 
Polenta, 


S. R. Surles. 


Hannah's Creek, 


Jno. Stephenson. 
G. W. Johnson. 


Elevation, 


Hickory Grove, 


Rome, <* 

Smithfield, 


H. M. Johnson. 


Little Creek, 


Eli Batten. 


Middle Creek, 


Gulley's Mill, 


J. A. T. Jones. 


Neuse, 


Temple, 


R. F. Temple. 
Elder J. T. Coats. 


New Hope, 


Troy ville, 


Oak Grove, 


Cary, 


J. R. Young. 
P. R. Barbour. 


Rehoboth, 


Polenta, 


Raleigh 


Raleigh, 


Mrs. Rufus Powell. 


Salem, 


Archer Lodge, 


Wm. Hilliard. 


Sandy Grove, 


Myatt's Mills, 


Joseph Dupree. 
Seth Woodall. 


Smithfield, 


Smithfield, 


Union, 


Princeton, 


J. R. Thompson. 
W. A. Myatt Sr. 


Willow Spring, 


Mvatt's Mill, 







DISTRIBUTION OF MINUTES TO ASSOCIATIONS WITH 
WHOM WE CORRESPOND. 

Kehukee — 50 Minutes, Elder S. Hassell, Williamston, N. C. 
Country Line — 35 Minutes, J. S. Dameron, Ruffin Station, N. C. 
Contentnea — 40 Minutes, J. W. Gardner, Saulston, N. C. 
White Oak— 30 Minutes, L. H. Hardy, Newport, N. C. 
Abbotts Creek— 20 Minutes, A. P. Leach, Martin's Mills, N. C. 
Fishers River — 20 Minutes, A. M. Denny, Pilot Mountain, N. C. 
Staunton River — 20 Minutes, R. L. Dodson, Ringgold, Va. 
Mayo — 20 Minutes, J. W. Griggs, Ridgeway, Va. 
Mill Branch— 20 Minutes, Elder McLenon Wright, Haddock, N. C. 
Black Creek— 35 Minutes, W. T. Hales, Pikeville, N. C. 
Seven Mile — 20 Minutes, Cornelius Hodges, Benson, N. C. 
Toisnot— 15 Minutes, Elder A. J. Moore, Whitakers N. C. 
Eno— 20 Minutes, G. C, Farthing, Durham, N. C. 



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STATE LINE, STOKES COUNTY, H. 0, 



May the 14th, 15th and 16th, 1892. 



Also Minutes of the same Association held with the 

Church at Piney Grove Meeting House, 

Forsythe County, H". C„ October 

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Landmark Steam Printing House, 

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1892. 



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PROCEEDINGS. 

State Line Church, Stokes Co., N. C. I 
May 14, 15 and 16th, 1892. j 

The Association met to-day. The introductory sermon was delivered 
by Elder J. S. Collins, of Trinity River Association, from 4: 2, of Tim. 

2nd. After a short recess the brethren came together and after praise 
and prayer by Elder M. F. Stubbs, letters from the churches were re- 
ceived, read and their Messengers' names enrolled as follows: 

Axton — J. R. Mcdaniel. 

Buffalow— Elder J. J. Joyce, Brother J. S. Amos. 

Cascade — Thos. H. Dunn. 

Cross Roads — G. W. Long, A. Read. 

Clear Springs — J. W. Redman and John Rierson. 

Flat Shoals— F. G. Southern and H. M. Southern. 

Five Forks — Not represented. 

Good Will— B. M. Cahill and E. Davis. 

Matrimony — Elders F. J. Stone, A. L. Moore. 

Pleasantville — G. W. Carter and W. F. Newman. 

Pleasant Grove— S. R. Biggs and J. T. Night. 

Piney Grove — Sam Williams and Joel Simmons. 

Russel's Creek— Elder L. D. Gilbert, brethren J. W. Hn tellings and 
W. L. Hodges. 

Ridings — Church dissolved. 

sugar iree— ii. C. Turner. ~~ " ' 

Spoon Creek— W. J. Griggs. 

Snow Creek— J. W. Morefield, J. D. Young and F T w™i 
^State Line-Elders E. M. Barnard, J. H^rlghtld ffi£, J. A . 

lY Ewt V f%l' W ' W - ? enuett and R Com »- 
4th r 11 A t " e WaS chosen Mod - and J- W. Griggs Clerk 

ASS? "™*"*°* and «<*« brethren &S Asso- 

M^G^Sn^T^ttV^Tl 2- ="*£"% ^ 

hrpHirPii n w t y t \i) Jiy .' J - A - Ashborne, G. O. Kev 
brethren G. W. Jones, J. W. Fl TO in, Wilson Fnlk and Francis Ve£ 

From New River-Elder James A. Matherly. 

Crews and I. N. T Barnard ' G ' R Gunter > X A - 

MW 4 Z - T V Tur T ' brethren S - Minter a» d H. C. Pace 
TrMLLdMT^frV 116 Mt.Aseo.and J. S. Collins from 

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SfiStadJf*™ Blancet ' Marsha11 ' Atkerson and Moo ' e to 

to!o™ro o ™rrorMt5 otl0o ' c,ock ' and the Association 

t> • i , ™ , Sunday Morning, Mpv 15th. 

Praise and prayer by Elder J. A. Matherly, Elder J. M Wvatt 
preached from the 1: 3 of Malachi, Elder M. F. Stubbs, of GeonriT fol- 
lowed and preached from the 16:13,14,15, 16, 17 and l7 of St. 
Matthew After an intermission of one hour Elder Z. T. Turner from 

STuTwtl^ 9 °^» L ^> "1^ God h^ SyS 

m, A , Monday Morning, May 16th. 

Ihe Association met according to adjournment, Elder J. S. Collins 
ottered prayer. 

1st. Read the Rules of Decorum. 
< 2nd. Called on those that were appointed correspondents to attend 
sister associations to report, some attended, some did not, those that did 
not were excused. 

3rd. Appointed correspondents to sister associations as follows: 
To Smith River-Elders A. L. Moore, E. M. Barnard, J. H. Wright, 

J.' W. Flippin Pen ' J ' W " Morefield > W - J - G "S& and 

Pis; River-Elders A. L. Moore, F. J. Stone, E. M Barnaro oreim™ 
B.M Cahill, J. A. Leak, A. F. Neal, S. R. Biggs, J W, Fhppin, J. 
W. Morefield, W. J. Griggs, J. W. Huggins and J. W. Griggs. 

Staunton River-Elders A. L. Moore, F. J. Stone, brethren T. H. 
Dunn and E. Davis. , f r 

Country Line-Elders F. J. Stone A L. Moore, brethren B M Ca- 
hill, T. H. Dunn, G. W. Carter, H. C. Turner, J. K. McDaniel, W. S. 
Newman, S. T. Hopper and J. W. Griggs. 

Abbott's Creek-Brethren L. P. Matthews J N. Hestei 
Fisher's River-Elders F. J. Stone, A. L. Moore, J. H. Wright, L.. 
D. Gilbert, E. M. Barnard, brethren A. F Neal J. W. Flippin, Joel 
Simmons, J. W. Morefield, J. D. Young, D. Collins, J. A. Leak, J. W. 
Hugo-ins and J. W. Griggs. , , , 

4th. J. W. Griggs was appointed to prepare a circular letter to be 
read at the fall session and if approved by the association be attached to 

' m 5th. e The association unanimously voted their thanks to the brethren 
and friends of this community for their kind hospitality in [caring lor 

fw"S5at F. J. STONE, Mod. 



SECOND SESSION. 

Pixey Grove Church, Stokes Co. N. C. 
October 14th, 1892. 

The introductory sermon was delivered by Elder A. J. Taylor from 
the Center Association, text 12: 12, of Heb "Wherefore lift up the hands 
which hang down and the feeble knees." 

The Messengers assembled in the house. 

Praise and prayer by Elder J. M. Wyatt of the Fisher's River Asso- 
ciation. 

1st. Letters were handed in from the churches and their Messengers' 
names enrolled as follows: 

Axton-J. R. McDaniel. 

Buffalow— J. H. Hudgins, J. B. Amos and J. A. Rice. 

Cedar Springs— Taylor Dunlap, J. TV. Redman and Wm. Heath. 

Cross Roads— G. W. Long. 

Cascade-Thos. H. Dunn. 

Flat Shoals- -Gabriel Bowls, J. T. Hix, F. G. Southern. 

Five Forks—Not represented. 

Good Will— Sam Hopper and E. Davis. 

Matrimony— Elder A. L. Moore, B. H. Dyer and James Curry. 

Pleasantsville— G. W. Carter and E. J. Newman. 

Pleasant Grove— Eider P. Hutcherson, brethren S. R. Biggs and W. 
R. Lawrence. 

Piney Grove— W. J. Fagg, R. M. Stevens and Joel Simmons. 

Russell's Creek-Elder L. D. Gilbert, J. W. Hutchens and W. L. 
Hodges. 

Snow Creek— Geo. Fry, Henry A. Fry, and R. D. Holt. 

Spoon Creek— John Hopkins. 

Saint's Delight-G. C. Williams, D. R. Stafford and J. N. Hester. 

State Line— Elders J. H. Wright, E. M. Barnard and brother J. W. 
Flippin. 

Sardis-W. W. Bennett, A. F. Neal and J. H. Neal. 

Sugar Tree— Letter, no messenger. 

2nd. Elder A. L. Moore was chosen Mod. and J. W. Griggs Clerk. 

3rd. The following correspondents and visitors were invited to seats 
with us: From Smith River Elders J. E. Marshall and J. W. Williams. 
Fisher's River Elders J. M. Wyatt, J. A. Ashborne and John Moran; 
from New River Elder James A. Matherly; Country Line Elder W. C. 
Jones and Elder A. J. Taylor from the Center Association. 

4th. Elder E. M. Barnard, brethren G. W. Carter and F. G. South- 
ern with Moderator and Clerk, a committee of arrangements, and breth- 
ren B. H. Dyer and George W. Carter a committee on finance. 

6th. Elders J. A. Ashborne, J. E. Marshall and A. L. Moore were 
chosen to preach on Saturday and Elders A. J. Taylor, J. A. Matherly 
and J. M. Wyatt to preach on Sunday. 

7th. Agreed that the name of Ridings be dropped off our minutes, 
the church having united with the church at Saint's Delight. 

8th. Then adjourned until to-morrow morning. 



Saturday morning 9 o'clock the association met pursuant to adjourn- 
ment: praise and prayer by Elder E. M. Barnard. 
1st. Called the roll of messengers and correspondents. 
2nd. Eead the Rules of Decorum. 

3rd. Report of committee of arrangements recieved and committee dis- 
charged. 

4th# Circular letter read, recieved and ordered to be printed in min- 
utes. 

^ 5th. Elders A. L. Moore, E. M. Barnard, and brethren G. C. Wil- 
liams, D. K. Stafford and J. N. Hester were appointed to visit Five 
Forks church on Saturday before the 1st Sunday in Dec, 1892, and as- 
certain the cause for their not reporting themselves in the association. 

6th. Brother J. B. Dallis was appointed to write an obituarv of the 
life of Elder J. N. Bell deceased. y 

Agreed that the Clerk have 800 copies of these minutes printed and 
distribute them in our usual way. 

The committee on finance report. 

Received from|the Churches this year, «o 1n 

Paid for printing these Minutes,.! sii nn 

Clerk'sfees, ^ {g 

Leaving in Clerk's hands, ""\7!.V"A"""!!!"!!i!jr!!!l"i!!!"".'. <* 6 10 

9th- Appointed our next association to be held with the church at 
Cascade meeting house, Pittsylvania county, Va., to commence on Fri- 
day before the 3rd Sunday in May, 1893. 

10th. The association then adjourned to meet at the time and place 
J. W. Gkiggs, Cl'k. gcsDAY MoKNIN(} 10 . clock , 

The brethren appointed to preach to-day met a large and attentive 
TO nCTeS &e pWohing, we believe was in the spirit of the gospel, 
land feel to hope the presence of the Lord was with us. May the bless- 
ings of God attend it. 

Names of Churches and Times of holding Church Meetings. 

3rd Sunday and Saturday before. 

Axton, ist Sunday and Saturday before. 

Buffalow, ................2nd Sunday and Saturday before 

Cascade,.... 3rd Sunday and Saturday before. 

Cross Roads, .2nd Sunday and Saturday before. 

Clear Springs, ..ist Sunday and Saturday before. 

Flat Shoals, ! 4 th Sunday and Saturday before. 

Five Forks, "..;.... ..4th Sunday and Saturday before. 

Goodwill, •■"• 3r( i Sunday and Saturday before. 

Matrimony, 1st Sunday and Saturday before. 

Pleasantville, ' " 3rc i Sunday and Saturday before. 

Pleasant Grove '" ist Sunday and Saturday before. 

Piney Grove, Is tSundayand Saturday before. 

Russel's Creek, 2nd Sunday rnd Saturday before. 

Saint's Delight, ■ ist Sunday and Saturday before 

Sugar Tree, *" 2 nd Sunday and Saturday before. 

Spoon Creek, " 4 th Sunday and Saturday before. 

Snow Creek, '"3rd Sunday and Saturday before. 

State Line. '" 9nd Su nday and Saturday before. 

Sardis, " 



To the Brethren of the several Churches of the Mayo Primitive Baptist As- 
sociation: — Dear brethren, at the May session of your association held with the church at 
State Line, you appointed me to write a letter, and if approved at the October session be 
annexed to your Minutes. With a feeling of incompetency and unworthiness for the task 
and with a prayerful heart on the 3rd morning of October, 1892 I enter upon that duty. Be- 
ing assured that you do not expect me to write a sermon, I will content myself to write 
some thoughts that may tend for our good. The Apostle James says, ''Yea, a man may say, 
thou hast faith and I have works, bkow me thy faith without thy works, and T will 
show thee my faith by my works," 2: 18. Faith if it hath not works &c. Paul admonished 
the Phillippian brethren to work out their own salvation with fear and trembling. 
Now I do not understand that the Apostle had reference to their eternal salvation for 
that was wrought out and made complete in Christ the Lord when he cried out and said 
it was finished. But oar time and tcmperal salvation we are commanded to work out, 
and brethren this salvation is for our enjoyment, our happiness and our peace, while we 
sojourn here on this earth. Now to work out this salvation our walk should be orderly 
and our conversation Godly, and keep ourselves unspotted from the w T orld. We should 
visit the poor afflicted saints and administer unto their several necessities. For we read 
that pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit the fatherless 
and widow, in their afflictions, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. We should 
assemble ourselves often together and speak often to one another of the great things the 
good Lord has done for us, and leave oft'the worldly conversations)and vain babbling that 
are so common amongjus.WeshouldJlet our light shine and thereby prove to the world that 
there is reality in the i eligion of Jesus. Little things should not keep us from filling our 
seats at our church meetings, hold up the hands of our pastors, Iook. well after their tem- 
peral needs, for it is surely wrong to muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn* Be not 
covetous, and withhold from them our carnal things when they so abundantly adminis- 
ter unto us of their spiritual things. The Lord loveth a cheerful giver. Pastors of churches 
should study to show themselves as a workman that need not be ashamed, right ly divid- 




mUMm 

If on fair Zion's walls 

Iving Jesus fixed your place 
Vour business he has pointed out 

lo preach his sovereipn grace 

Tis not to sleep at ease 

A or flatter carnal mind,' 
lis not to preach man's power and will 

But Jesus crucified. 

Go Peter feed my sheep, 

My flesh and blood the food 
Sa^d Christ to Peter apd to you 

If you are called of God. 

Feed every little lamb, 

And of the flock take care 
Contend for truth t J trough good and ill 

And never yield to fear. 

Ye servants of the Lord 

Are you on Zion's wall 
And will you in dead silence sleep 

Nor warn the flock at all? P 



Rise,take the gospel sword, 

The helmet and the shield, 
Declare uncompromising war, 

And never quit the held. 

consider one another top woke unto Wan&'if 06 ? ^ digg ^' Alld ltJt ™ 
mercy upon us all. Kl g ° od works ' And Im y the good Lord have 

hidgeway, Va. 

OBITUARY. 

Hewas 74 years oldat his death, which house and told his wife he was no better. 



was the nth of July 1S92. He had been 
the pastor of Sugar Tree church thirty- 
one years. He died with gravel His 
sufferings were great, but he bore them 
with christian fortitude. I went to see 
him six weeks before his death. Pie said 
it was the will of the Lord for him to suf- 
fer and he wanted his will done. All his 
talk was of Christ and his goodness to fal- 
len men. He said, sister Hines I am suf- 
fering two or three deaths, but I haven't 



But I am no better to suffer than Job 
While sitting there he preached a sermon 
no one there but them. He would lie in 
bed and slap his hands together and say, 
bless the Lord and continued to do as long 
as he lived. When he could not speak he 
would look up and slap his hands. Oh 
what a glorious death to die. He was so 
kind to me after my husband's death. He 
He came to see me and sooke such mm- 
iciujg two or tnree deaths, but I haven't forHno- wm-Hc w a au f , 

race, he had his faults. He was a good 
man, a kind and affectionate husband. 
Sister Bell takes his death very hard. She 
says she has lost her best earthly friend. 
I know this is so by sad experience, but I 



my last days could just be like his. He 

had the Lagrippe in the winter so bad he 

never recovered. He said the Lord had 

given him a good wife to wait on him he 

was so thankful for her kindness He 

married Eliza Dallas the last time. He hope the Lord will" provide" foThP This 

£lfl W ,° rk , SOm ? ^co about three is Written at her request b/ a lister that 



RULES OF DECORUM. 

Art 1 This Association shall be opened and closed by prayer. 
Art. 2. Only one member shall speak at a time, who shall rise from his seat and 
address the Moderator when he is about to make his speech. 

Arr. 3. Every motion made and seconded shali come under the consideration of 
the Association, except it be withdrawn by consent. 

Art 4. The person thus speaking shall not be interrupted in nis speech by any 
except the Moderator. He shall strictly adhere to the subject, and nowise reflect on 
the person who spoke before, but shall fairly state the case as near as he can, so as 
to convey his ideas. . . . , 

Art. 5 No person shall rise or speak more than three times on one subject with- 
out liberty from the Association. 

Art. 6. No person shall abruptly break off or absent himself from the Association 
without permission. . 

Art. 7. No member of this Association shall have the liberty of laughing during 
the sitting of the same, nor whispering in time of a public speech. 

Art, 8, No member, of this Association shall address another in any term or ap- 
pelliation than that of a brother. . 

Art. 9. The Moderator shall not interrupt any member in or prohibit him from 
speaking until he gives his light on the subject, unless he breaks the rules of the De- 
corum. ,,.„.., 1, . „ , 
Art, 10. The names of the several members of this- Associations snail be enrolled 
by the Clerk and called as often as the Associatien requires. 

Art 11 The Moderator shall be the last person who shall speak to the subject, 
who may give his opinion if he chooses before he puts the matter to a vote, but shall 
not vote himself unless the Association be equally divided. 

Art. 12. Any member who shall willingly and knowingly break any of these rules 
shall be reproved by the Association as they may think proper. 



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MINUTES * 

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EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION 



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Mil Bnd Primitive Baptist As»iatii 



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-HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT- 



Simpson Creek Meeting House, Horry Connty, S. C, 
November 1st,, 2nd and 3d, 1889. 



WILMINGTON, N. C: 
JACKSON & BELL, PRINTERS AND BINDERS. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



1st. The introductory sermon was preached by Elder 
Thomas Bell, from 4th chapter and 20th verse 1st Corin- 
thians : For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in 
power. 

2d. After a short recess, the brethren came together, and, 
after prayer by Elder J. R. Roberts, the Association was 
organized by choosing Elder Thomas Bell Moderator, and 
Elder McLenan Wright Clerk, who called to his assistance 
M. M. Harrelson. 

3d. Appointed brethren B. JE. Buffkin and Redden Can- 
non a Committee on Finance. 

4th. Then read the Articles of Faith and Rules of 
Decorum. 

5th. Called for corresponding and visiting brethren from 
sister Associations : 

From Little River, Elder J. S. Coats, file of minutes. 

From White Oak, Elder L H. Hardy, letter. 

From Contentnea, Elder J. R. Roberts, letter. 

From Bear Creek, Brother L. D. H. Williams. 

From Kehukee, Elder G. D. Robinson, file of minutes. 

From Black Creek, no correspondence. 

6th. Correspondence to sister Associations : 

To Little River, Bro. George W. Gore, minutes. 

To Contentnea, Bro. B. H Buffkin and R. Cannon. 

To White Oak, Bro. J. M. Hardwick, minutes. 

To Black Creek, Elder I). N. Gore, file of minutes. 

To Bear Creek, Elder Thos. Bell, Fall Term minutes. 

To Kehukee, Bro. M. M. Harrelson, file of minutes. 

To Country Line, file of minu tes. 

To Abbott's Creek, file of minutes. 



Petitionary letters for admittance called for, when one 
was presented from Mt. Pleasant, Sumter county, S. C; 
right hand of fellowship extended to messengers by the 
Moderator. 

7th. Letters from the churches composing this Associa- 
tion called for. Handed in, read and their contents noted 
in statistical table. (See table.) 

8th. Appointed to preach to-morrow, Elders L. H. Hardy, 
J. R. Roberts and J. S. Coats. 

9th. Appointed our next Association to be held with 
the church at Bethel M. H., Brunswick county, N. C. to 
commence on Friday, before the first Sunday in November, 
1890, and that Elder D. N. Gore preach the introductory 
sermon, Elder McLenan Wright his alternate ; worship to 
begin at 11 o'clock, a. m. 

10th. Adjourned until Saturday morning 9J o'clock; 



Satueday Morning. 

11th. Met according to adjournment. 

Praise and prayer by Elder L. H. Hardy. 

12th. Again called for corresponding and visiting 
brethren. Xo more present. 

13th. The Committee on Finance was called on to report. 
The Committee reported as follows : Received from the 
churches this year 827.75. Report received and Commit- 
tee discharged. Paid for printing these minutes 06.50. 
Paid Clerk for his services 610.00. Distributed balance on 
hand to visiting ministers and brethren. 

14th. Appointed Elder McLenan Wright to transcribe 
and superintend the printing of these minutes — have 400 
copies printed and distribute them as best he can, and 
enter them on our record. 

15th. This Association was organized by Elders James 
Wilson, of Wake county, and More Stephenson, of John- 
son county, N. C, in the year of our Lord one thousand 
eight hundred and seventy-one. 



16th. That the thanks of this Association be tendered to 
the brethren and friends for their hospitable entertainment 
of the visitors to this Association while together. 

17th. Elders D. G. Roberson, J. R. Roberts and L. H. 
Hardy preach to morrow. 

Adjourned until to-morrow at 10 o'clock, a. m. 



Sunday Morning. 

The services of the day were opened by praise and 
prayer by Elder L. EL Hardy. 

Elder J. R Roberts preached from 15th chapter and 37th 
verse 1st Corinthians : And that which thou sowest, thou 
sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may 
chance of wheat or of some other grain. 

Elder Gr. D. Roberson preached from 8th chapter and 
10th verse of Hebrews : For this is the covenant that I 
will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith 
the Lord : I will put my laws into their mind and write 
them in their hearts, and I will be to them a God and they 
shall be to me a people. 

The congregation was large and attentive ; the preaching 
seemed to be in demonstration of the Spirit and with 
power, and much to the comfort of the brethren. We 
hope the blessing of the good Lord will follow. 

Elder THOMAS BELL, 

Moderator. 

Elder McLenan Wright, Clerk. 
M. M. Harrelson. Assistant Clerk. 







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PIG RIVER 



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HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 

DIFFICULT CRET3K, MAY 1890, 



AND WITH THE 



Canton Creek Church, Va, August 1890, 



WILSON, N. C, 

Zion'sLandmark Steam Print, 

1S90, 



were chosen to preach on Sunday, and J. M. Lew- 
is, A. B. Philpot and A. D. Short for Saturday. 
A. J. Castle, S. O. Ply born, together with the 
Moderator and Clerk, were appointed a com- 
mittee to arrange the business of the Associa- 
tion, also L. Perdew and G. C. King were appoin- 
ted a Committee of Finance to receive the contri- 
bution. Then dismissed until Saturday morning 
nine o'clock. 

August 23d, 1890. 

The Association met pursuant to adjournment, 
deliberations opened with singing and prayer by 
Elder J. K. Martin. Eules of decorum read and 
received and committee discharged. Called upon 
brethren appointed to attend sister Associations 
who made satisfactory reports. Then called upon 
brethren appointed to attend section meetings to 
report. Reported a pleasant meeting. Then call- 
ed on brethren appointed as a presbytery to Camp 
Branch church. They reported that they attend- 
ed the request and ordained J. B. Wade to the 
work of the ministry. The Circular Letter prepar- 
ed by brother John McGhee was called for, read 
and approved, and ordered to be attached to our 
Minutes, and that Elder Z. T. Turner prepare the 
next. The committee of finance then reported the 
amount contributed by the several churches to be 
126.10, deduct $10 for the clerks compensation 
leaving in hand of Z. T. Turner, Assistant Clerk, 
$16.10 ; $14 to be paid for printing the Minutes. 
The balance to be given to Z. T. Turner. 
. Then proceeded to appoint correspondents to 
sister Associations as follows : 

To New River— Peter Corn, S. S. Wood. 

Smith's River— Z. T. Turner, Peter Corn, A. B. 
Philpot, W. S. Minter, J. R. Martin, Silas Minter, 
A. E. Turner, H. C. Pace, J. Bird. 

Mayo — Peter Corn, W. S. Minter, Silas Minter, 
Frank Gravely. 

Staunton River — None for the present. 



Then agreed that our next Association be held 
with the Goose Creek church, Bedford Co., Va., to 
commence on Friday before the first Sunday ' in 
May, 1891, and that Elder J. B. Wade preach the 
introductory sermon and that Elder J. R. Martin 
be his alternate. 

Hearing that there was some disorder among the 
colored churches that are in correspondence with 
us by the letter we appointed a committee to visit 
them and report to our next Association, John 
McGhee, Sr., John McGhee, Jr., M. Jamerson. 
Query shall we hold one or two Associations a 
year was put to a vote. The Association by a 
large majority voted to have two. Then dismissed 
with singing and prayer by Elder W. fo Minter 

PETER CORN, Mod. 
John R. Martin, Clerk. 
Z. T. Turner, Assist't Clerk. 



CIRCULAR LETTER. 

It has fallen to my lot to try to write what is called a circu- 
lar letter. While I do not feel competent to the task, yet I 
shall draw the bow at a venture and leave the result with 
God, praying he may direct the arrow. 

Paul to the Ephesians, ist chapter and 4th verse, "Accord- 
ing as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of 
the world that we should be holy and without blame before 
him in love." 

The question will arise who is the chosen in him before 
the foundation of the world. I understand it to be the 
bride, the whole mystical body of Christ, or that number 
that John saw that no man could number, out of every na- 
tion, kindred, tongue, and people. The question will be 
asked, why choose this number and not all. My answer to 
this is that God is a sovereign, and has a right to do that 
which seems good in his sight; and again, secret things be- 
long to God: revealed things to men. I understand that 
something was given to Christ in the covenant when the 
counsel of peace was between them both. "Thine thev 
were and thou givest them me, and Jesus says all the Pather 
giveth me shall come to me; for I came down from heaven 
not to do my will but the will of him that sent me, and the 



will of the Father is that all that he hath given me that I 
should loose nothing but raise it up at the last day." 

Now I understand they were chosen in him, that is, cho- 
sen in Christ, before the foundation of the world. What for? 
That we should be holy and without blame before him in 
love; not by works of righteousness which we have done. 
Well, how then? But according to his mercy he saved us. 
How? By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the 
Holy Ghost What about this washing? John tells us these 
are they that have come through great tribulation and wash- 
ed their robes in the blood of the Lamb and made them 
white and clean. Again in connection with the text: "Who 
hath (in the past tense) saved us." Who are the them chosen 
in him before the foundation of the world and called with 
a holy calling not according to our works either, but ac- 
cording to his own purpose and grace which was given us 
in whom? In Christ Jesus. When? Before the world be- 
gan. Isaiah tells us, "Thy dead men shall live, together 
with my dead body shall they rise." What dead men are 
those. Men dead in sins but chosen in Christ before the 
foundation of the world. Again "In whom we have ob- 
tained zn inheritance being predestinated according to the 
purpose of Him who worketh all things after the counsel of 
his own will," so then it is not of him that willeth nor of 
him that runneth but of God that showeth mercy. So 
brethren, I conclude that it is of love and mercy that they 
were chosen in him before the foundation of the world. 
This will set Free Willers to criticising, never-the-less the 
foundation of God standeth sure having this seal, the Lord 
knoweth them. Again Isaiah says, "I form the light and I 
create darkness; I make peace and create evil. I the 
Lord do all these things." Some conclude God made sin. 
I don t think so. Let us analyze the text, "I form the light." 
How did he do it? The Spirit of God moved upon the face 
of the waters and said let there be light, yonder is the sun 
and I create darkness. How is that done? Why of course 
by withdrawing that light it creates darkness, don't it? and 
I make peace: now, it is Cod that makes peace with the soul 
and in making peace it creates evil on the other side just 
like withdrawing the light produces darkness. Now look at 
Cain and Abel. God accepted Abel's offering and rejected 
Cain's.and Cain was worth with his brother and slew him. Now 
don't it seem that by God's accepting Abel's offering that 
it created evil in Cain by doing good to Abel. It seems it 
created on the other side evil, just like withdrawing the light 
produces darkness. John McGhee, Sr. 



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